Director, Procurement and Asset Policy, Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Shirley Gayle-Sinclair, said procurement was a matter of much significance and therefore must be managed by persons who are well trained and equipped.
â€œAt the Ministry we are cognisant of this and this is why, over the past two years, we have sought to enhance the technical knowledge of our technical personnel,â€ she
said since November 2009, with the assistance of the Inter-American Development Bank
(IDB), the Government has deliver a number of training courses to develop a well trained and qualified staff to deal with the matter.
â€œWe recognise that this is not just an important area to various sectors of society, it is also an area of high expenditure.
Procurement in general represents 15 to 20 per cent of GDP,â€ she