DCS – $513.33M and $930.8M payment made to suppliers without competitive tender and without Cabinet Approval.

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Auditor General's Findings

In 2016, Auditor General identified payments made by the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) that amounted to approximately $513.33 million and $930.8 million made to suppliers of food, security and transportation services for the financial years 2014-2015 and 2015-2016, respectively.  However, there was no evidence that written contracts existed between these suppliers and the DCS neither was there any evidence that the DCS used a competitive process to engage them.  There was also no evidence of NCC endorsement or Cabinet approval in keeping with the requirements of the Government of Jamaica Handbook of Public Sector Procurement Procedures.

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Permanent Secretary (current): Dianne McIntosh

Breach Category: Procurement & Contract Management

Permanent Secretary (at breach):

Breach Type: Noncompliance with Procurement Guidelines

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