Davis says government will make changes to public procurement law after break – Eye Witness News

Prime Minister Philip Davis said amendments to the Public Procurement Act would be presented to the House of Assembly when Parliament returns from recess.

The Free National Movement continually criticized the administration for failing to uphold the law.

“It’s not feasible,” Davis told reporters yesterday. “It is clearly not feasible. This poses challenges.

“If we had to follow the law as it is, we would never be able to provide relief to people, especially you would have seen the challenges we have with the hospital. If we were to follow this, we’d probably still be in the potholes trying to fix the issues. They are not usable.

“There are suggestions on how we change these laws. They are under consideration because we want to find a workable solution to the challenges we face. We are an archipelago and therefore whatever construction we have must take into account our particular and particular situation. We need to be able to respond to the needs of our people almost immediately in some cases…see one of the questions you all should be asking yourselves and you should be asking the other side, why should you have adopted the draft law at the beginning of the year and not have it in force until September? They understood that what they were doing was not feasible.

Davis said the amendments could be published before parliament returns to attract public comment.

The Public Procurement Law, which was passed last year, requires that a contract award notice be published within 60 days of the award.

The notice must indicate, among other things, the name of the procuring entity, the method of selection used and the price of the contract.

The Progressive Liberal Party supported the passage of the bill in opposition.

FNM leader Michael Pintard called the government’s failure to follow the law unacceptable.

“The Prime Minister has admitted on his feet to the House of Assembly that he does not obey the law and that they have no intention of obeying the law as it is currently written,” he said. he said in May.

“It is a dangerous thing when the chief legislator acknowledges that he is breaking the law but refuses to set the proper example in insisting that the law be obeyed.”

Pintard continued, “He doesn’t have the luxury of waiting for the law to change, nor the leeway to do so under the law.”