JCF – $15.62M Paid to a Caterer in Breach of Procurement Guidelines

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Auditor General's Findings

For the period April 2013 to March 2014, we identified 35 payments totalling approximately $15.62 million made to a supplier for the provision of meals to police personnel and prisoners in St. James. However, there was no evidence that a written contract existed between the JCF and the supplier outlining the terms and conditions under which the meals were to be provided.

We found no evidence that a competitive process was used to engage the supplier neither was there any evidence of endorsement from the National Contracts Commission (NCC) in keeping with the requirements of the Government of Jamaica Handbook of Public Sector Procurement Procedures at that relevant time. The JCF was also not able to provide any proof that the supplier was tax compliant and registered with the NCC.

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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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