Government bidding target of increasing concern in Marshall Islands

BY GIFF JOHNSON

Marshall Islands Correspondent

MAJURO, Marshall Islands — The Marshall Islands government’s bidding process has never seen as many official complaints as it has in 2017, while privately told stories of corruption in government procurement abound. For the first time, too, the government’s top civil servant has announced his intention to bring greater oversight of the bidding process to reform the system. 

Many local companies that bid for Marshall Islands contracts will privately complain about the various problems they see: lack of transparency, conflict of interest of government Bid Committee members, selection of unqualified . . .

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