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.