FIJI

Country Public Procurement Profile Survey (with E-Government Procurement Overview)
COUNTRY Fiji
Respondent Agency Fiji Procurement Office
Date of First Submission Thursday, June 30, 2011
Date of Last Update Thursday, September 01, 2011
Part A.  Country Public Procurement Profile (Only those answers selected by the respondent from a multiple choice menu would appear below.)
1 Does your country have a central Public Procurement Authority (PPA) with legal authority through legislative enactment, executive decree or administrative regulation to act as functional and normative body in public procurement?
a.      Yes
2 The PPA’s mandates involve the following responsibilities (please select as many as applicable, one per line):
a.       formulation of procurement policy and regulations
d.      procurement audit
e.       procurement complaint review
g.       professional advise and guidance in public procurement
Others (please specify):
3 The PPA reports to:
c.      Ministry of Finance
Others (please specify):
4 Number of people employed by the PPA: (Please provide an organizational chart of the PPA and email address for communication, if possible)
d. 15 and more
Email address for communication with PPA:  Manager – stabete@govnet.gov.fj
5 Does PPA have a website?
b.      No
Link to PPA website:  currently being developed and should be launched before yearend
6 The PPA website covers the following areas (please select as many as applicable, one per line):
Other functions (please specify):
7 Do you have a public procurement law or any other regulatory act with legislative power? (Please provide a link or a scanned copy of its English version.) If yes, which of following are true (please select as many as applicable, one per line)?
c.       the law does not cover procurement conducted by state owned enterprises
d.      the law does not cover procurement conducted by public utilities
j.        the law establishes combination of decentralized and centralized system (decentralized for small or routine procurement and centralized for large or selected goods, works and services)
k.      the law mandates standardization of procurement practices mandating use of common procedures and standard bidding documents and forms
o.      the law provides for an administrative review mechanism for complaint that allows bidder to challenge procuring entity’s decision before filing for judicial review to the court
Link to public procurement law, if any:
8 Do you have a strategic plan or reform agenda for developing the procurement system in your country? (Please provide a copy or link)
c.       Yes, this is an annual plan consistent with the government overall policy of that particular budget year.
Others (please specify):
9 What kind of initiatives and assistance in your view is needed to improve your public procurement system in the near future? [Please select your five most important initiatives among the choices, one per line.]
a.       Conduct an overall assessment of the effectiveness of the country’s public procurement system
d.      Create a sustainable training system for procurement practitioners to ensure compliance, professionalism and career development
f.       Launch communication campaign to improve public awareness of country’s public procurement policy
g.       Analyze the structure and business practices of key procuring entities and support the improvement of their procurement functions
h.      Analyze the structure and business practices of PPA and support efforts to improve its capacity and performance
Others (please specify):
Additional notes, if any:
10 What is the size of the public procurement of your country? Please select the closest corresponding values based on most recent available information or your rough assessment?
I. Average annual procurement under national and local budget
c.       between  US$ 100 to 200 million
II. Average annual procurement by State Owned Enterprises (those who are subject to the procurement regulations)
a.      below US$ 10 million
III. Average annnual procurement under Official Development Assistance (Donor-funded projects)
a.      below US$ 10 million