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THE POLITICS OFTHE POLITICS OF
PROCUREMENTPROCUREMENT
Presenter Winston Riley
President of the Joint Consultative
Council ...
Objectives of This PresentationObjectives of This Presentation
 To show how procurement methods and
delivery systems have...
Historical OverviewHistorical Overview
 Pre-Independence conditions - Public
sector delivery and maintenance of
Infrastru...
Historical Overview Cont’d.Historical Overview Cont’d.
 In the initial stages the shift to the private
sector was based m...
Negative ImpactsNegative Impacts
 The project oriented approach to delivery
is blind to negative impacts in wake of
achie...
Negative Impacts, Cont’d.Negative Impacts, Cont’d.
 The setting up of Project Execution Units
within the public instituti...
Negative Impacts, Cont’d.Negative Impacts, Cont’d.
 The new private sector firms initially did
not have track records hen...
CaveatCaveat
• There are several other negative
impacts such as the impact on
training institutions and maintenance
There...
Caveat, Cont’d.Caveat, Cont’d.
 There is no attempt here to place all the
blame for the collapse of Public Sector
Institu...
Present Demands For PublicPresent Demands For Public
Sector/ Private Sector PartneringSector/ Private Sector Partnering
 ...
Present Demands For PublicPresent Demands For Public
Sector/ Private Sector Partnering,Sector/ Private Sector Partnering,
...
The Role of The JointThe Role of The Joint
Consultative Council inConsultative Council in
Influencing Institutional Change...
The Role of The JointThe Role of The Joint
Consultative Council inConsultative Council in
Influencing Institutional Change...
The Role of The JointThe Role of The Joint
Consultative Council inConsultative Council in
Influencing Intuitional Change i...
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The politics of procurement

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Objectives of this presentation by Winston Riley, former President of the Joint Consultative Council for the Construction Industry (Trinidad and Tobago) are:
1. To show how procurement methods and delivery systems have acted as drivers for institutional change in the public and private sectors.
2. To highlight some of the negative impacts of procurement methods.
3. To show how private sector public sector partnering can positively affect the change process

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The politics of procurement

  1. 1. THE POLITICS OFTHE POLITICS OF PROCUREMENTPROCUREMENT Presenter Winston Riley President of the Joint Consultative Council (Trinidad and Tobago)
  2. 2. Objectives of This PresentationObjectives of This Presentation  To show how procurement methods and delivery systems have acted as drivers for institutional change in the public and private sectors.  To highlight some of the negative impacts of procurement methods.  To show how private sector public sector partnering can positively affect the change process
  3. 3. Historical OverviewHistorical Overview  Pre-Independence conditions - Public sector delivery and maintenance of Infrastructure facilities  Post-Independence - Increase demand for infrastructure facilities  The procurement approaches of the lending agencies not ideologically free
  4. 4. Historical Overview Cont’d.Historical Overview Cont’d.  In the initial stages the shift to the private sector was based more on the need to satisfy private sector interest of the donating countries of the lending institutions than on public sector inefficiencies  The negative impacts of the shift away from public sector delivery contributed to the inefficiencies in public sector and eventually to the justification of the shift
  5. 5. Negative ImpactsNegative Impacts  The project oriented approach to delivery is blind to negative impacts in wake of achievements  The emptying of the public sector institutions of trained professional and sub-professional staff  Young professionals coming into public institutions could not benefit from experience professionals
  6. 6. Negative Impacts, Cont’d.Negative Impacts, Cont’d.  The setting up of Project Execution Units within the public institutions led to further depletion of trained staff available for the day to day operations of institutions  Young inexperienced professionals were catapulted into management positions
  7. 7. Negative Impacts, Cont’d.Negative Impacts, Cont’d.  The new private sector firms initially did not have track records hence joint venture arrangements with foreign firms were an imperative. This led to a reduction in demand for trained local professionals in the private sector  The cyclical nature of the construction sector led to a contract approach to the procurement of staff in private firms thus contributing to the migration of trained professionals.
  8. 8. CaveatCaveat • There are several other negative impacts such as the impact on training institutions and maintenance There have been several positive impacts in the move to develop a private sector capability
  9. 9. Caveat, Cont’d.Caveat, Cont’d.  There is no attempt here to place all the blame for the collapse of Public Sector Institutions on procurement approaches. The attempt is only to bring to our awareness the fact that procurement approaches are not ideologically free and do act as change agents in a given environment. What is important here is that several of the changes are unintended and can have the multiplier effect of demanding more of the same
  10. 10. Present Demands For PublicPresent Demands For Public Sector/ Private Sector PartneringSector/ Private Sector Partnering  In several Caribbean Islands because of -: – The increased demand for infrastructure facilities – The long delivery time associated with financing from International Lending Agencies – The requirement for off balance sheet financing There is a high demand for Public Sector/ Private Sector Partnering which has led to Insurance Companies and Banks becoming major players in the construction sector
  11. 11. Present Demands For PublicPresent Demands For Public Sector/ Private Sector Partnering,Sector/ Private Sector Partnering, Cont’d.Cont’d.  Impacts-: —The proliferation of Project Management organisations as independent agents, quasi- government organisations or subsidiaries of local financial institutions. —The changing of the traditional roles of professionals —Loss of transparency in public projects
  12. 12. The Role of The JointThe Role of The Joint Consultative Council inConsultative Council in Influencing Institutional ChangeInfluencing Institutional Change in The Road Sectorin The Road Sector • Acts as a catalyst for bringing all the expertise in the Transportation sector together to identify the problems and propose solutions • Acts as a catalyst in bringing all the stake holders (including the government) together in one symposium to discuss problems and solutions
  13. 13. The Role of The JointThe Role of The Joint Consultative Council inConsultative Council in Influencing Institutional ChangeInfluencing Institutional Change in The Road Sector, Cont’d.in The Road Sector, Cont’d. • Develops a clear position on the way forward • Public ventilation of JCC’s position • Provides the necessary advise and make our members available for consultation by the relevant Minister.
  14. 14. The Role of The JointThe Role of The Joint Consultative Council inConsultative Council in Influencing Intuitional Change inInfluencing Intuitional Change in The Road Sector, Cont’d.The Road Sector, Cont’d. Notes: Structural requirements Responsiveness to demand of Clients Flexibility in Procurement process The institutionalisation of training and Research and Development Examples from Jamaica

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