Angolan government to set up office to supervise state contracts

15 December 2010

Luanda, Angola, 15 Dec – Angola’s new state contracts law, which was approved this year, introduces innovative measures such as creation of an office to supervise the entire process, the Angolan secretary of state for Finance said Tuesday in Luanda.

Valentina Matias Filipe, who was speaking during the opening of a seminar on the procurement process, said that the state contracts office would also support the government in implementing state contracting policies.

The secretary of state said that a specific state procurement department would be set up, under the terms of the new statutes of the Finance Ministry, which would work directly on the general organisation of the procurement process.

“The minimum criteria that should be demanded from all entities that intend to provide the State with services indicate that they should not have tax debts or have defaulted on bank loans,” the secretary of state noted. (macauhub)