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Legal Framework

Government of Samoa

Government Ministries and Public Bodies must strictly observe the following at all times when carrying out Public Procurement:

A. Public Finance Management Act 2001 (Section XII Procurement and Contracts)


B. Treasury Instructions – Section 6: Procurement & Contracting (Part K Amended 2016)

All Ministries and Public Bodies shall comply with these Instructions. These Instructions apply to all Government Procurement except to the non-procurment activites i.e. Employing Staff (excluding the engagement of contractors and consultants), disposals and sales by tender, investment, loans, guarantees, gifts, donations and any form of unconditional grants, statutory appointments and legal services.

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C. Procurement Guidelines: Goods, Works & General Services (Amended 2016) 

These Guidelines describe the general principles and procedures which, except as the Tenders Board may otherwise approve, shall be employed in undertaking Goods & Related Services, Works and General Services Procurement of Government financed projects

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D. Procurement Guidelines: Consulting Services (2014)

These Guidelines describe the general principles and procedures which, except as the Tenders Board may otherwise approve, shall be observed in carrying out procurement of consulting services for Government financed projects.

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E. B4 Schedule: Thresholds and Approvals

The Ministry of Finance through the Procurement Division has prepared the relevant thresholds in the form of Appended B4 Schedule for methods of procurement, the authorisation levels for awards of contract, the authorisation levels for signing of contracts and approval of contract payments, for the endorsement of the Board, before submission to Cabinet for final approval and issuance in a Cabinet Directive. The Board may review the thresholds and approval levels and submit the revised thresholds and approval levels to Cabinet for approval

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F. Consultancy Remmuneration Framework 2018

The Consultancy Remmuneration Framework 2018 is used as a guide and basis when recruiting local consultants to carry out the Government’s Consultancy Assignments and is subject for review every three (3) years.

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