The Public Finances (Management) Act 1995 (PFMA), the Public Finances (Management) Regulation 1996 (PFMR) and the National Procurement Act 2018 (NPA) regulate procurement of government contracts in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The latter went into force in 2019.
The National Procurement Act establishes the National Procurement Commission and the Board of the National Procurement Commission. The Commission is a Statutory Body.
The Public Finance and Management Act establishes an Authority to Pre-Commit Committee (APC Committee). The committee is not an independent body but a committee formed by the Heads of Departments of Finance, Treasury ( Chair) and National Planning and Monitoring. The Secretariat of the APC Committee is established within the Department of Finance.
Public procurement legislation applies to all procurement activities carried out by public and statutory bodies in PNG, irrespective of the source of funding for the procurement activities.
The NPA defines a “public body” and “statutory body” as having the meaning of those terms provided under the PFMA. Under the PFMA, a public body means:
Under the PFMA, a statutory body means:
Public Procurement Legislation available at the following – link.
Public Procurement website of PNG – link.