(Business in Cameroon) - On February 5 and 6 2018, the steering committee for the institutional reform of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) met in Libreville, Gabon, to review the offers sent by the cabinets which wish to conduct this institutional reform.
According to the meeting’s report, the committee received seven offers. Among those seven, only that of the French firm SOFRECO received the mark of 83.78/100, which is by the way above the 80/100 minimal score. So, the committee reviewed the French firm’s financial proposal which was CFA644.09 million, customs duties excluded.
The report indicated that given the budget of CFA498.9 million, the committee asked the technical secretariat to negotiate a reduction with SOFRECO which finally reduced the proposal to CFA511.07 million. This new amount will be the basis for future negotiations.
The next steps are the negotiation of a service contract, maintaining a calendar of the institutional reform of this organization which is composed of 11 countries (Cameroon, Central Africa, Gabon, DR Congo, Chad, Congo, Sao Tome & Principe, Angola, Burundi, Equatorial Guinea and Rwanda).
For the record, experts had pointed the obsolescence of October 18 1983, texts during a conference of ECCAS in November 2016, in Yaoundé. They also suggested a revamp of the financial regulation of June 28th 2005, the August 28, 1987 law on secretary staff regulation and its rules of procedures elaborated on July 20th 2006 as well as the procedure manuals.