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The Accountant Generalís Department is currently implementing revised procedures developed under Phase III of the Eastern Caribbean Economic Management Programme (ECEMP) aimed at improving financial management throughout the Central Government.  The purpose of the ECEMP project is to review the procurement, accounting and payroll business processes of Government to optimize their efficiency and effectiveness.  The implementation also involves the training of officers in the accounting departments of the line ministries. 


The Department has embarked on a drive to sensitize the business community on the Local Purchase Order bearing in mind the reservations expressed by suppliers in the past regarding its acceptance. Our aim, therefore, is to ensure that suppliers and merchants receive their payments within thirty (30) days as indicated on the Local Purchase Order.


The Finance (Administration) Act 1997 and the attendant Regulations stipulate rules for local and overseas procurement procedures.  The use of Local Purchase Orders is mandatory for domestic purchases. Therefore, accountants in the Ministries and Departments of Government are required to ensure that purchases are done in accordance with the established procurement procedures.


Please find attached a sample of the official Local Purchase Order of the Government of St. Lucia.  In the event that your firm has outstanding Purchase Orders please feel free to contact the Accountant Generalís Department at telephone numbers (758) 468-3943 and (758) 468-3949


We solicit your usual cooperation and understanding as we strive to build better relations with you.


Agosta Degazon



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