Published by JanS at January 15, 2013
This briefing explores the constitutionality of the proposed large-scale procurement of nuclear energy. The Department of Energy is obligated, under section 217 of the Constitution, to ensure that any procurement is “fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost-effective.” The Public Finance Management Act likewise requires that departmental financial decisions be efficient, accountable, and cost-effective. The briefing outlines the extent to which the proposed process is not compliant with the Constitution and the Public Finance Management Act, locates the concerns within previous procurement corruption, and makes recommendations.
Download the entire SE Briefing: SE Briefing 24: Nuclear Energy Procurement (Dec 2012)