Panama's Government Becoming Even More Executive
To adjust to the current conditions of the global advertising and communications market, authorities seek to enable direct purchases to foreign companies for up to $800.000.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Martinelli keeps managing the country in a very business-like way, now looking to loft the restrictions imposed by the public purchases law to hire advertising services abroad. The Panamanian Tourism Authority (ATP) will be the agency that will benefit the most with the new regulations.
A contract has been awarded, directly, for ground support and flight dispatch, amid questions about the procurement process not being followed correctly.
The Commission to Promote Competition in Costa Rica found that to include ISO certification as a requirement to participate in government contracts, violates the principle of free competition.
The National Energy Commission of Guatemala has approved the amendments in the contract with the concessionaire, in the event that the power plant is not operating in September 2014.
The bill to be discussed in the Assembly proposes removing the changes that were made during the Martinelli administration that were intended to streamline and simplify procurement processes.
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