Governor & Guam Bar Association to Make Appointments




(October 11, 2011)(Hagåtña) P.L. 31-93 introduced by Vice Speaker Benjamin J.F. Cruz and passed by the 31st Guam Legislature, has been signed into law establishing the Guam Procurement Council.


The Council will be charged with conducting studies, research and analysis of the current procurement system; review the legal infrastructure of the Guam procurement system to ensure the uniformity of law, regulation and practice; and make recommendations on using value and performance based procurement practices. "These are important first steps to improve the efficiency and responsiveness of government procurement." Said Cruz, the author of the legislation


The Council is comprised of the Attorney General, the Public Auditor, the Compiler of Laws, the Chief Procurement Officer, the Director of Administration, the Director of Public Works, the Chairman of the Board of Accountancy, and the Dean of the School of Business and Public Administration from the University of Guam.


Two more members of the council need to be appointed by the Governor of which, one should be a resident experienced in the construction industry, and the other, a resident experienced in the retail or service sector. An Attorney in private practice is also to be appointed by the Guam Bar Association. Cruz has sent letters to Governor Eddie Baza Calvo and Guam Bar Association Chairperson Cynthia Ecube to request said appointments.