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Article 227. Procurement of Public Goods and Services

(1) When a State organ or any other public entity contracts for goods or services, it shall do so in accordance with a system that is fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost- effective.

(2) An Act of Parliament shall prescribe a framework within which policies relating to procurement and asset disposal shall be implemented and may provide for all or any of the following–

  • (a) categories of preference in the allocation of contracts;
  • (b) the protection or advancement of persons, categories of persons or groups previously disadvantaged by unfair competition or discrimination;
  • (c) sanctions against contractors that have not performed according to professionally regulated procedures, contractual agreements or legislation; and
  • (d) sanctions against persons who have defaulted on their tax obligations, or have been guilty of corrupt practices or serious violations of fair employment laws and practices.