Clearance threshold for public procurements increased
The Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs has signed the Statutory Instrument increasing thresholds for clearance of contracts to facilitate timely execution of procurements. The Attorney General on 28th October 2014 signed the Statutory Instrument exempting contracts of UGX 200 million and below from application of Article 119(5) (Attorney General‘s clearance).
This Statutory Instrument was gazetted on 17th November 2014, which is the effective date of its application.
The implication is that only contracts above UGX 200 million or its equivalent should be sent to Attorney General / Solicitor General by Government Procuring and Disposing entities for clearance.
The Constitution (Exemption of Particular Contracts from Attorney General’s Legal Advice) (Amendment) Instrument, 2014 follows the increment of the procurement thresholds by the Public Procurement & Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA) under PPDA Guideline 1/2014.