THE newly appointed National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB) held its first meeting on Friday last. The new members of the NPTAB, as published in the August 13, 2015 edition of the Official Gazette, are:
Mr. Berkley Wickham – Chairman
Mr. Lavern Lawrence – Vice-chairman
Mr. Trevor Baird – Member
Mr. Bernard Lord – Member
Mr. Ron Rahaman – Member
Ms. Lauren Grant-Williams – Member
The new Board is supported by an operational staff headed by Chief Executive Officer, Donald De Clou and nine officers. During the inaugural meeting held in the Boardroom of the Ministry of Finance, new Chairman Berkley Wickham said the Board recognises that there are challenges in dealing with the current workload but remains optimistic that it will be able deliver.
This inaugural meeting was held to address the backlog of matters awaiting NPTAB’s approval.
The Board intends to use the best practices methodology to achieve transparency and accountability by promoting competition, providing fair and equitable treatment, promoting integrity and improving public confidence in the public procurement process.