According to the Auditor General’s Performance Report on the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s procurement management, for the five-year period, 2013-14 to 2017-18, JCF used emergency contracting and direct contracting methodologies, for $1.8 billion (81 per cent) of contracts valuing $2.2 billion, to provide meals for detainees, clothing and uniforms for police officers and repairs and maintenance to facilities.
Permanent Secretary (current): Dianne McIntosh
Permanent Secretary (at breach):
Breach Category: Procurement & Contract Management
Breach Type: Noncompliance with Procurement Guidelines
Year Reported: 2019
Given JCF’s frequent use of emergency and direct contracting methodologies to procure goods and services, a significant number of high value transactions did not meet the important principles of transparency, competition and fairness. These are good practices in procurement, which create value.
JCF neither provided the confidence nor evidence it acted with the intention to receive the most economical outcome.
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