Divisions, Units and Departments

Central Procurement Unit

The Central Procurement Unit was established in 2014, following the enactment of the                         Public Procurement and Contract Administration Act of 2012. 

The Act of 2012 was established to provide requirements in relation to public procurement, exempt procurement, the establishment of procurement authorities, procurement procedures and the award of contract, the administration of contracts, the suspension and debarment of suppliers and contractors, the assessment of procurement, review of the process and for connected and incidental matters.

The Central Procurement Unit (CPU) is now governed by the New Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Property Act of 2021. The Act seeks to:

  1. Clarify and modernize public procurement;
  2. Maximize economy, efficiency and value for money in public procurement;
  3. Promote competition in public procurement
  4. Encourage broad participation of suppliers, contractors and consultants in public procurement proceedings;
  5. Provide for the fair and equitable treatment of all bidders participating in public procurement procedures;
  6. Promote economically, environmentally and socially sustainable public procurement;
  7. Ensure transparency in the procedures relating to public procurement;
  8. Promote integrity and fairness in public procurement and thus increase public confidence in public procurement;
  9. Ensure accountability in the conduct of public procurement proceedings; and to promote the long-term industrial development of Dominica.