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: 3/29/2019

Many governments finance public works projects through borrowing from the Multilateral Development Banks. Please refer to “Project Financing” Section in “Trade and Project Financing” for more information.  The Public Procurement and Concessions Commission (PPCC) regulates public procurement and tender processes across government.  The PPCC struggles to fully regulate tenders as procurement entities largely fail to follow the procedures outlined in the Amended and Restated PPCC Act of 2010.  The government of Liberia is the largest employer and the largest purchaser of goods and services in the country.  However, the government lacks adequate financial resources to finance large public procurements, and seeks support from donors wherever possible.  Foreign suppliers may participate in international bids for public procurement contracts.  Overall, Liberia has a robust legal framework for public procurement which complies with most of the international best practices considered relevant by both the Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) framework and Global Integrity.  However, there have been reports of procurement rules being flouted by public officials or procuring entities.  Liberia is not a party or signatory to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement, nor is it a party to a free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States that contains commitments on government procurement.

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