Government officials receive training with procurement issues

Senior officials of government ministries and agencies in the Cayman Islands who are involved in implementation of projects undertaken by the government learned how to comply with the procurement regulations of the Caribbean Development Bank in a two-day workshop conducted by CDB’s Head of Procurement Norman Cameron. 

Mr. Cameron told the roughly 30 participants that the workshop had been organised to launch the bank’s revised procurement guidelines for consultants for projects financed by the bank.  

In his opening remarks, Nick Freeland, chairman of the Central Tenders Committee, said the workshop was timely, since the Cayman Islands is in the process of reviewing its own procurement procedures. The Central Tenders Committee is the key body in the oversight of government spending and value for money in Cayman. 

Financial Secretary Kenneth Jefferson attended the opening ceremony of the workshop at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman on 17 May. 

This was the fifth such workshop to be held in the bank’s borrowing member countries to launch the “Guidelines for the Selection and Engagement of Consultants by Recipients of CDB Financing”. Similar workshops have taken place in St Lucia, Belize, Jamaica and Grenada. 

Norman Cameron

Norman Cameron interacts with participants at the Caribbean Development Bank’s procurement workshop. – Photo: Submitted
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