The Procurement Oversight Unit (POU) is set to introduce an online database that captures details of all service providers to the public sector in the country. The portal commonly referred to as the Vendors’ ID, links the POU to other government entities that holds information about registered businesses. For example, their registration and license details as well as their status with the Seychelles Revenue Commission amongst others.
This will make it easier for entities to determine if a particular business qualifies or not to bid for for particular projects or if it has been banned by an entity. When fully operational, the Vendors’ ID will be an effective contract management tool the will simplify the procurement process of public entities and the POU.
The Covid-19 pandemic brings about re-adjustments and reorientation of work for the POU.
With government reprioritising its spending and the lull in economic activities in the country, there are less tenders to deal with. POU is taking advantage of this situation which relieves some of the daily pressure to finalise the proposed Bill that will transform it from a Division in the Ministry of Finance currently, into an autonomous Authority.
During the holidays a team of staff from the POU came together to paint this dining hall. We chose to do this activity over the labour day weekend showing that it is not only a day to enjoy but to also give back.
Our team had fun painting and chose very vibrant colours to help lighten up the environment. We know that children are our future and we wanted to help provide a friendlier environment for students and teachers alike.