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Grantees Funded under BUSAC Fund Phase I
Name of Applicant : Private Enterprise Foundation
Title of Action : Advocacy For Making Domestic margin of Preference Mandatory in Public Procurement Act
Sector : Business
Geographical Area : Greater Accra
Action ID : # 4-044 PEF
Action Score : 78.5
Total cost of Action : ¢312,842,787
BUSAC's % of Total cost : 90%
Self Financed : 10%
Action Duration : 4 months
Support from Outreach Facility : ¢0
Summary of the proposed Action : Need for Action
The uncompetitive of local enterprises in bidding for government procurements although the Public Procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663) makes a provision for a "margin of perference" in the award of contracts for works, goods and services for the benefit of leaders for work by domestic contractors and service providers. This is because the procurement entities are not obliged to apply this provision and so most domestic contractors and services providers lose out in bidding for government contracts.
Proposed Solution
The advocacy action seeks to amend section 60 of the Public Procurement Act, 2003, (Act 663), to make it mandatory for procurement entities to grant domestic contractors and service providers a margin of preference in the award of contractors asstipulated in the Public Procurement Act.
Implementation Plan
1. Gather relevant information on Government procurement undertaken in the last 12 months.

2. Collate the views of domestic contractors and service providers on the public procurement process.

3. Organise a series stakeholders' meetings to present to the evidence gathered.

4. Develop a private sector position paper and present it to the relevant government institutions.

5. Publicize the position paper.

6. Dialogue and lobby legislators and government institutions

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