Government of Papua New Guinea

Commencement of the National Procurement Act 2018

The National Procurement Act was passed and certified 28 November 2018 and will commence 1 April 2019.

To obtain a copy of the legislation please visit the Publications and Guides tab.

A key part of the Act is the creation of the National Procurement Commission. The Commission replaces all supply and tenders boards and requires all public and statutory bodies to undertake procurement using the National Procurement Commission, or if under K500,000 threshold, use procurement methods approved for use by the Commission. The Board of the Commission has the power to delegate its procurement responsibilities to Provincial, District and Local-level Government committees. It also has the power to issue Procurement Instructions and Guidelines consistent with the Act and which have the force of law.

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