Saint Lucia will soon lead the Eastern Caribbean Region with the modernization of government’s Electronic Public Procurement Application (e-GP).
The procurement software will make public procurement procedures faster and transparent while improving the competitiveness of public procurement by private sector companies.
Acting Permanent Secretary and Director of Finance, Esther Rigobert, signed a five-year contract with a British firm, In-Tend Ltd. for the provision of an Electronic Government Procurement (e-GP) application for the Government of Saint Lucia.
The service procured by Saint Lucia will run the Government’s e-procurement application in the cloud, thus bringing the added advantage of climate resilience, as the hardware and software used on this platform will be beyond the reach of natural disasters, such as hurricanes and floods.
Government is the single largest buyer of goods, services, and works, making public procurement instrumental in poverty alleviation, promotion of good governance, enabling regional economic integration and international trade including the implementation of national economic, social, and environmental policies.