Major victory achieved thanks to UNDP Watch !!!!!!
A strong and long campaign in uncovering the internal corruption at UNDP's Procurement Department, has resulted today in major VICTORY.
In a letter to the staff of Procurement Services (PSO) its Director Mr. Provenzano acknowledged the past wrong doings while laying out the strategy for immediate future.
Knowing very well that his email would be brought to the attention of UNDP Watch, Provenzano carefully crafted it to provide a clear answer to all "clues" about how ACP operated in the past, while trying to pull himself "out" and playing safe for both sides (Dervis and "Watchers").
Provenzano admits (in a italian lawyer style) that UNDP in fact had no:
(a) policy at all in dealing with suspended vendors and therefore need to promulgate one,
(b) that in fact it was wrong to award CORIMEC,
(c) he makes his "UNDP Watch" sugestion to create a UNDP Procurement expert Board with specialist from each Regional Bureau (Thanks Jim);
(d) UNDP Lacks of guides and rules on Procurement Ethics;
(e) UNDP lacks of an ISO certification (Krishan has never been certified);
(f) he admits that UNDP lacks of basic reporting and assessment tools for Vendors and Procurements, casting a major doubt on past 3.9 Billion USD procured in past 28 months from Akiko Yuge and Krishan Batra.
While UNDP Watch and all staff thinks that UNDP should take immediate administrative punitive actions against the following staffers:
- Jan Mattsson
- Akiko Yuge
- Krishan Batra
- James Provenzano
These individuals have:
- have diverted UNDP funds for their own interests;
- have awarded contracts to third parties without any process for personal gain;
- have awarded contracts to individuals in amounts above $100K, resulting in at least 275 Million USD of dubbious contracts, and inexistent individuals;
- have failed to institutionalized a transparent and accountable procurement process, resulting in 1,7 Billion USD lost for the organization;
Here is the letter of James Provenzano:
An advise for your Jim, you can't have it both ways.
UNDP Watch is Watching !!!!!