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Procurement Bill takes center stage in Upper House

Parliament new temp oneSenators are expected to resume debated on long awaited legislation on public procurement today.

The Public Procurement and the Disposal of Public Property Bill, 2014 which was a campaign promise by the People Partnership during the 2010 general elections was piloted by Planning Minister Dr Bhoendradatt Tewarie on May 27.

A number of amendments were proposed during the debate.

Government ministers are also expected to be asked a total of 14 questions.

Opposition Senator Camille Robinson-Regis has directed a question to Minister of Water Resources Ganga Singh asking whether an investigation has been launched into allegations of bid-rigging, on the Contract WTC 197/2011 issued by WASA, for approximately $70 million.

Mrs. Robinson-Regis will also ask Works Minister Suruj Rambachan to provide information on the cost to repair the “sinkhole” which developed along the Beetham Highway, on September 6, 2012.