government procurement

Elected officials and agents trained to be ready to apply the new Polynesian Public Procurement Code as of January 1, 2018

In view of the application of the new Polynesian Public Procurement Code (CPMP) on 1 January 2018, the SPCPF and the CGF organized two training courses in Taiohae, Nuku Hiva. The first took place on Monday, November 6, 2017 bringing together elected officials and agents. The second, longer, took place from Tuesday 7 to Thursday 9 November 2017 gathering only agents.

These trainings brought together the mayors of Nuku Hiva, Ua Pou, and Ua Huka, the first deputy mayor of Tahuata, and a city councilor of Fatu Hiva. The directors and secretaries general, accountants and public procurement officials of Nuku Hiva, Ua Pou, Tahuata, Fatu Hiva, and the CODIM have responded to these training sessions, Ua Huka’s secretary general having already attended this training in Tahiti in October 2017.

The mixed training was led by Tepuaraurii TERIITAHI, elected trainer of the commune of Paea, accompanied by Jean SILVESTRO of the SPCPF. The training of the agents was led by Jean SILVESTRO of the SPCPF and Agnès VAYSSIE, director of finances of the municipality of Papeete.


Training objectives:

  • To identify best practices for public procurement;
  • To understand the changes applicable to the new code;
  • To know your role and responsibility for public procurement;
  • To implement a reasoned public purchasing policy;
  • To advise elected officials in their role for directors and general secretaries.

Following these training sessions, the elected officials and agents will present plans to review their working methods because the new CPMP requires anticipation by analysing the needs of the municipality or the community of communes, a centralisation and especially an arbitration of the public procurement. This new code, giving more autonomy to the public procurement officer, advocates the development of internal regulations and procedures to increase transparency and reduce the risks associated with public procurement.

The new CPMP is published under Country Law No. 2017-14 of 13 July 2017 and is available on Lexpol (in French only).