Dear internet users,

At this time of year when New Year's greetings are expressed, I am pleased to wish you, on behalf of the Agency's staff and governing bodies, a happy New Year 2020.

This special glow reflects an appreciation that is rooted in your unfailing loyalty to the Public Contracts Regulatory Agency (ARMP).

Indeed, despite a few technical glitches that have often occurred on our site, albeit only temporarily, you have always been able to patiently wait for the normal return of service.

In the same vein, I would like to express my appreciation for the trust you place in ARMP every day, as an ever-increasing number of people visit our website, your website.

If I could just make a little observation, I am pleased to see that this interface, which came into service on 23 June 2014, is everyday emerging as an interactive and dynamic information space on the life of the Public Procurement sector.

As it enters its sixth year of operation, I can assert that our call has not sounded hollow in your ears, quite the contrary: it has produced an echo, which is perceptible through the ever-increasing number of visitors that you are, and above all the length of your stay on your platform.

I would be remiss if I did not share with you a few statistics that seem to me to be a real indicator of your interest in us.

The number of visitors rose from 73,731 in June 2014 to 1,912,534 at the beginning of January 2020, with all-time record daily accesses of more than 14,000 visitors.

Dear internet users,

Let me now turn to the major actions that the Agency has carried out in 2019:

-         The launch of the campaign to disseminate the new Public Contracts Code (Centre Region, July 2019 and the Far North and Northern Regions, November 2019);

-         The selection of experts approved by the Central Control Boards, as well as within the analysis sub-committees;

-         The design of some Facilitation Documents;

-         The training of actors in the field of Public Procurement;

-         The training of consultants in Pridesoft certification;

We intend to consolidate these achievements and continue this process of modernising the Public Contracts system in 2020.

All these actions, as you may have noticed, aim to improve access to information for the actors of the Public Procurement system, and fall within the framework of the "Quality and Governance Public Service" axis of our strategic vision, which is to make ARMP: “an efficient institution for the socio-economic development of Cameroon”.

In doing so, we are contributing to the Head of State's ongoing desire to set up an efficient and effective public procurement system, capable of effectively supporting the implementation of projects designed to transform Cameroon into an emerging country by 2035, while responding to the call for the capitalisation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), which he made when he addressed the Youth on 10 February 2016: “Large companies and other structures, both public and private, are called upon to set an example, by gradually carrying out their own digital transformation”.

Our hope, dear Internet users, is that all these efforts will provide you with maximum satisfaction and contribute to strengthening trust between you and us.

We expect to know that even more of you are using the range of services offered to you on our website.

I wish you a happy and prosperous new year 2020. /.