PPDA TO PROMOTE LOCAL CONTENT IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

Stakeholders during the validation meeting on the implementation of PPDA Guidelines on reservation schemes to promote local content in public procurement.

PPDA TO PROMOTE LOCAL CONTENT IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA) is set to issue new guidelines on reservation schemes to promote local content in public procurement.

The guidelines have been validated by key stakeholders from the Procuring and Disposing Entities (PDEs) and the private sector .

During the validation meeting with stakeholders recently, Ms. Cornelia Sabiiti the Executive Director PPDA said the guidelines are to facilitate implementation of   the presidential directive to all government Ministries, Departments and Agencies(MDAs)  to begin procuring locally made products.

Mr. Gideon Badagawa, the Executive Director of the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) commends the move by PPDA noting that local participation in public procurement will promote innovation, entrepreneurship and job creation. He further calls for an effective communication strategy to guide the implementation of the guidelines and propel the accounting officers and the procurement  and disposal Units( PDUs)  of MDAs  to implement the requirements of the Guidelines.

The guidelines which are effective 1st March 2017  will help to boast the economy.