The role of the Corporate Procurement Directorate is to contribute to enhancing the quality of life of the people of St Helena and their environment by:

  • Effective procurement, and targeting and co-ordination of donor aid within programmes/projects reflecting local ownership and best practice;
  • Establishing, co-ordinating and monitoring efficient, effective procurement systems, processes and procedures that deliver value for money.

The Directorate is responsible for:

  • Corporate procurement;
  • Aid donor co-ordination, including project/programme planning, development, support and monitoring.

The following services are delivered by the Directorate:

  • Quality assurance of SHG’s procurement and contracting processes and procedures.
  • Provision of advice, guidance and associated capacity building on procurement matters to all Directorates.
  • Co-ordination and facilitation of St Helena Government’s divestment programme.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of large-scale St Helena Government contracts throughout their life cycle to ensure compliance and value for money.
  • Undertaking centralised procurement of goods for use across St Helena Government as required.
  • Preparation and development of EU project/programme bids and associated documentation in respect of St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha and programming and co-ordination of all EU-funded territorial and regional funding allocations made to the three Islands in accordance with the requirements of the European Commission’s Overseas Decisions.
  • Co-ordination, facilitation and submission of all responses to EU Green Papers, White Papers and Questionnaires issued for completion by St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.
  • Co-ordination and facilitation of UNDP and WHO funding.
  • Provision of support to Directorates relating to project identification, design and donor requirements during implementation, including co-ordination of multi-disciplinary appraisals and preparation of project proposals.
  • Monitoring the relevant portions of the development assistance budget, checking physical progress, forecasting likely future requirements and maintaining records of all EU and UNDP project expenditure.
  • Provision of stakeholder training relating to procurement and project management issues.