The final member of the Public Procurement Commission, Attorney Pauline Chase, took her oath of office today.
With Chase’s swearing-in, the full commission is now in place and is expected to get down to work soon.
Chase is expected to be named the Chairperson of the Public Procurement Commission. She is the current President of the Bar Association of Guyana.
Last week, President Irfaan Ali administered the oath of office to the other members of the Public Procurement Commission Joel Bhagwandin, Rajnarine Singh, Dianna Rajcumar and Berkley Wickham.
The Opposition has two nominees on the Commission.
The Public Procurement Commission is responsible for monitoring the public procurement system and process, which also includes accepting complaints from aggrieved contractors and bidders for government projects.
The life of the last Public Procurement Commission expired more than a year ago and the Government was coming under heavy criticism for its sloth in appointing a new Commission.