Former PS is New Procurement Regulator

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By Prior Beharry

A FORMER permanent secretary with more than 30 years’ experience in the Public Service is the new Procurement Regulator.

Beverly Khan was appointed by President Christine Kangaloo, a release from the Office of the President stated on Wednesday.

Her appointment takes effect from June 28, 2023.

Khan succeeds Moonilal Lalchan whose five-year term as procurement regulator ended in January this year.

The release stated that Khan has over 30 years’ experience working in the public service, and has a deep knowledge of and hands-on experience in all aspects of public procurement.

It stated that among the other senior leadership positions she has held in the public service, Khan was also a former acting Deputy Permanent Secretary and acting Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Planning and Development.

The release stated, “Over her long years of public service, Ms Khan has built up formidable public procurement experience, including in the preparation of scopes of work and terms of reference in the public sector, evaluation of public sector tenders, analysis and selection of procurement methods in the public sector, providing oversight of public sector procurement processes, project management and contract administration in the public sector, and in other areas of procurement planning, coordination and control in the public sector. Ms Khan therefore possesses a keen insight into the issues and challenges relating to public procurement.”


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