Government of Angola prepares database of reference prices

18 November 2016

The National Public Procurement Service (SNCP) of Angola’s Ministry of Finance is creating a database of reference prices, expected to be completed at the end of 2017, announced the Director-General speaking at a seminar in Luanda.

Rosaria Dias dos Santos Filipe said the database will allow contracting public authorities to know in advance the maximum payable for a contract or service.

On the sidelines of the Second International Public Procurement Congress, Filipe told the news agency Angop that the project is already being implemented and will reduce public expenditure.

The Director-General of the National Public Procurement Service said creating the database was a complex process and will be done in phases, starting with the road segment “as the government spending huge sums with these types of contracts.”

Comparative prices studies by the SNCP found there was a clear discrepancy in Angola between state supplier prices, including for IT equipment, for example.

Public eProcurement is another challenge for the near future, said Filipe, as is setting up a central purchasing system, which will allow for agreements to supply all the needs of public services. (macauhub)