PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Country Public Procurement Profile Survey (with E-Government Procurement Overview)
COUNTRY Papua New Guinea
Respondent Agency Central Supply & Tenders Board
Date of First Submission Friday, June 17, 2011
Date of Last Update Friday, June 17, 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
b.      procurement prior reviews/no-objection
c.       procurement oversight and post reviews
e.       procurement complaint review
f.       monitoring and evaluation at country, sector and procuring entity level
g.       professional advise and guidance in public procurement
h.      procurement capacity development and training
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:  info@cstb.gov.pg
5 Does PPA have a website?
a.      Yes
Link to PPA website:  www.cstb.gov.pg
6 The PPA website covers the following areas (please select as many as applicable, one per line):
a.       procurement related regulations and documents
f.       specific opportunities and notices for bidders
g.       posting of contract award with name of the winning bidder and contract value
j.        centralized online system for collecting procurement data and statistics
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)?
h.      the law establishes a decentralized system with prior review and approval procedures for large contracts
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)
Link to public procurement law, if any:  Yes, link is available through the before mentioned website, Procurement in PNG is covered by the Public Finance Management Act, Finance Management Manual and Good Procurement Manual
8 Do you have a strategic plan or reform agenda for developing the procurement system in your country? (Please provide a copy or link)
a.       Yes, this is a long term procurement strategy updated 3-5 years and its key outcomes are incorporated into national development strategy documents of the country
Others (please specify):  * see website for copy of corporate plan 2009-2013, CSTB is currently aligning this plan to PNG’s Vision 2050.  The CSTB has also facilitated a National Procurement Assessment (NPA) using the OECD-DAC assessment methodology
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.]
b.      Assess compliance with country’s public procurement rules and regulations by procuring entities
c.       Assess effectiveness of the public financial management system and public administration system to generate support for public procurement policy reform
d.      Create a sustainable training system for procurement practitioners to ensure compliance, professionalism and career development
e.       Create a single window for procurement related information and statistics led by PPA and connect with e-procurement system
f.       Launch communication campaign to improve public awareness of country’s public procurement policy
Others (please specify):  g. Analyze the structure and business practices of key procuring entities and support the improvement of their procurement functions; i. Reform public procurement strategy to further the development of small and medium enterprises through procurement
Additional notes, if any:  *OECD-DAC NPA has been completed, government support and funding is currently being sought, this will be followed by broader engagement with development partners
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
d.    more than US$ 200 million
II. Average annual procurement by State Owned Enterprises (those who are subject to the procurement regulations)
III. Average annnual procurement under Official Development Assistance (Donor-funded projects)
d.    more than US$ 200 million
Part B.  e-Government Procurement Planning (Only those answers selected by the respondent from a multiple choice menu would appear below.)
1 Has your government formed or implemented a concrete plan for development of e-Gp?  Please select only one answer.  (If yes, please email a copy of the plan to mkhaltarpurev@adb.org).
e.   No, there is no formal plan or agenda for e-Gp
2 Which of the following best describes the functionality of your planned e-Gp initiatives? (Please select as many as applicable, one per line.)
a.       a single website that consolidates and publishes all national information and policies related to public procurement
c.       e-publication system for real time procurement notices
d.      e-publication of procurement awards and results
e.        system for bidders to download bidding documents and RFPs in response to the published procurement notices
l.        electronic supplier registration system
3 Do you have plans to implement any new e-Gp system at the national level? (Please select as many as applicable, one per line.)
a.       a single website that consolidates and publishes all national information and policies related to public procurement
c.       e-publication system for real time procurement notices
d.      e-publication of procurement awards and results
e.        system for bidders to download bidding documents and RFPs in response to the published procurement notices
l.        electronic supplier registration system
4 Does the scope of your e-GP plans include the following? (Please select as many as applicable, one per line, and please provide a copy of the relevant documents if possible.)