A-G’s report: Two Institutions procured goods and services worth ¢266,020 without due procurement methods

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The Auditor General’s report for 2020 has noted that a review of procurement records indicates that two Institutions procured goods and services totalling GH¢266,020.00 without obtaining alternative price quotations from other dealers in similar goods and services or following the appropriate procurement methods.

The report recommended that the Principal Spending Officer should strictly adhere to the relevant provisions of the Public Procurement Act.

“Sections 35 and 43 of the Public Procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663) require that a procurement entity shall procure goods, services or works by competitive tendering except as provided in this Part.

“The procurement entity shall request quotations from as many suppliers or contractors as practicable, but from at least three different sources.

“We noted from our review of procurement records that two Institutions procured goods and services totalling GH¢266,020.00 without obtaining alternative price quotations from other dealers in similar goods and services or following the appropriate procurement methods,” the report said.

It added “We recommended that the Principal Spending Officer should strictly adhere to the relevant provisions of the Public Procurement Act.”

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana