Discusses the legal requirements for selling to the host government, including whether the government has agreed to abide by the WTO Government Procurement Agreement or is a party to a government procurement chapter in a U.S. FTA. Specifies areas where there are opportunities.
Last Published: 10/22/2018
Government procurement in Suriname takes place on the basis of open tenders.  Participants in the tendering procedures must hold a valid business license and must be registered with the Suriname Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KKF).  The procedures do not differentiate between domestic and foreign-owned enterprises.  The full spectrum of government ministries and agencies initiate procurement actions.  There is no single agency with a mandate for formulating procurement policies, monitoring compliance, or ensuring enforceable sanctions and enforcement mechanisms.

The government does not use any standard bidding documentation.  In cases where external donors or organizations are financing the procurement, their source-bidding documents may be used. Suriname is not a signatory to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement nor is it party to a free trade agreement containing commitments on government procurement with the United States. Many governments finance public works projects through borrowing from the Multilateral Development Banks.  Please see the “Project Financing” Section in “Trade and Project Financing” for more information.

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