Composition Office of the Contractor General (OCG)

What is the Office of the Contractor General?

Composition

The Office of the Contractor General (OCG) is funded from the Consolidated Fund of the Government of Jamaica and achieves its objective through appointed Officers who are retained to assist the Contractor General in the discharge of his functions under the Contractor General Act.

Structure

Presently, the staff organization of the OCG is structured into 6 divisions.

  • Corporate Services
  • Technical Services
  • The Inspectorate for Construction Contracts
  • The Inspectorate for Non Construction Contracts, Licenses and Permits
  • Investigations Division
  • Information Systems

Provision of Services to the National Contracts Commission

The OCG, through its Technical Services Division, also acts as the secretariat for the National Contracts Commission (NCC). The NCC is a separate and distinct independent Commission whose primary objectives are the “promotion of efficiency in the process of award and implementation of government contracts and ensuring transparency and equity in the awarding of such contracts”.

The OCG ensures that all of the NCC’s technical, administrative and human resource services requirements are fully satisfied to enable it to effectively and efficiently accomplish its objectives and mandates under the law.

General – Relationship between the NCC and the Office of the Contractor-General (OCG)

The OCG, through its Technical Services Division, is the Office that supports the NCC in the discharge of its mandates under the Contractor General Act. As the NCC’s secretariat, it ensures that all of the NCC’s technical, administrative and human resource services requirements are fully satisfied.

Because of its subsidiary role as a resource provider to the NCC, the OCG is privy to the activities and deliberations of the NCC. Notwithstanding, the two Commissions, that is; the Commission of the Contractor General and the NCC, are separate and distinct under the law.

When the NCC discharges its mandates under the law, for example, when it endorses recommendations for the award of Government contract, those endorsements must in no circumstances be interpreted as an endorsement or approval by the OCG.

Notwithstanding, the OCG and the NCC, in the discharge of their respective statutory obligations and functions, complement the work of each other