P2/Strat.No.13: Public Sector Procurement will Prioritize Local Goods and Services as a Vehicle to Stimulate Domestic Demand with Government Expenditures.

P2/St.No.13

Wave

Objective

Intervention

Target Audience

Guidelines and Criteria 

Implementing Agency

Estimated Cost

Overall Beneficiary

Stimulate domestic demand for local goods and services
Increase the sale of local goods and services
Increase local participation in public sector procurement

Promoting the procurement of local goods and services.
Government to utilize local businesses for the procurement of goods and services.
Government enactment of the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act #19 of 2015.

Local manufacturers and suppliers of good and services

Procurement must be done in keeping with established guidelines set by the Department of Finance.
Quality of goods and services procured locally should meet the recommended standards
Company must be a duly registered business and registered with the Inland Revenue Department (IRD)

Department of Finance
Department of Commerce

$456,300

Business Community

Status Update

On-Going

[May 2022]

  • GoSL continues to encourage local procurement of goods and services through its various ministries and government agencies. This is closely linked to the “Love Saint Lucia” campaign that is being spearheaded by the Ministry of Commerce.
  • The Department of Finance also launched the electronic Government Procurement System (EGP) in 2021 aimed at improving the efficiency of the procurement process and enhancing data capture.
  • EGP will automate the process from notification to receiving and evaluation of submission to final contract award.
  • To participate, vendors, suppliers and contractors are being asked to register on the GoSL procurement platform. Training was provided on how to use the platform. Please use this link to access the platform http://training.in-tend.co.uk/goslprocurement/ and please email public.procurement@govt.lc to get your user credentials created.