Earlier this year the International Standards Organisation published ISO 10845 a series of standards for construction procurement. The objective of the ISO 10845 series is to provide a generic and standard set of processes, procedures and methods for a procurement system that is fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost effective and which may be used to promote objectives additional to those associated with the immediate objective of the procurement itself. The ISO series is as follows:
I would be interested to hear from proact members if they were aware of the ISO and if they believe it will be adopted by the public and private sector.
I have to declare an interest, as I was the British Standards Institute representative on the ISO working group.
I look forward to hearing your views.
This is a good initiative that is aimed at standardising procurement practices globally.
I just hope it wil take care of different domestic preferences, soccio-economic considerations in diffrent procurement regulations for the varying environments.
I see it as being a success.
I agree with you. This initiative is a great one and need some PR work through the regions. Governments need to be briefed first along with major stakeholders. Since the government is the single largest procurement entity, they need to adopt international standards, in order to attract more funding. At this stage for example, The Master Builders Association, Bureau of Standards or the Engineering Institute needs to host workshop on these standards. Using this approach I believe it will be a success not only in Jamaica but the regions.