Ada Bill Aims To Avoid Delays In Port Procurement By Reducing Role of Guam’s Procurement Officer

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Guam – In an effort to avoid delays in the Port Modernization Plan, Senator Tom Ada has introduced a bill that reduces the role of GSA’s Chief Procurement Officer [CPO] in contracts involving Port Modernization from “mandatory” to “discretionary.”

A release from the Senator indicates that the aim of Bill 488 is to help ensure that there are no delays or schedule conflict in the procurement process.

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In a release, the Senator is quoted as saying that “Requiring the CPO of Guam to observe every process of the RFP … may result in setbacks for both GSA and the Port.”

Current law requires the Chief Procurement Officer of the General Services Agency [GSA] to closely monitor the RFP process. He must go to all meetings and be provided with all documents regarding the public-private partnership.