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.