Authorities want tender procurement reforms


Broad tender specifications have been identified as factors that contribute to high prices on government procurements.

During a panel discussion organised by the Competition Authority (CA) on Friday, the Botswana Confederation of Commerce, Industry and Manpower (BOCCIM) highlighted the need to design procurement and present it in a way that would make specifications clear to bidders.  The panel discussion, which was hosted in commemoration of the World Competition Day, was held under the theme, ‘Competition issues in Public Procurement’.

BOCCIM policy and advocacy director, Dichaba Molobe, stated that most tender specifications were not concise and clear.

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