ABOUT US

ABOUT US

The Central Purchasing Department was established on April 1st, 1971 by the Financial (Supplies) Rules 1971 made by the Cabinet Of Barbados under the authority of Section 37 of the Financial Administration and Audit Act, 1964 (1964-23).

The Central Purchasing Department was re-designated The Government Procurement Department (GPD) in 2018.

Pursuant to an Act of Parliament, namely the Public Procurement Act, 2021 the mandate of the Government Procurement Department was validated to provide guidance towards sustainable procurement for the framework and procedures that will govern the Public Procurement of Goods, Works, and Services. It purposed to establish a Public Procurement Department to promote transparency, accountability, and integrity in Public Procurement and for connected matters.

The Government Procurement Department is within the Ministry of Finance, Economic Affairs and Investment. It is headed by a Chief Procurement Officer, and a Deputy Chief Procurement Officer.