Ester Kuugongelwa holds a Masters of Law Degree from Stellenbosch University. Her thesis titled, ‘A critical analysis of Namibia’s Public Procurement Supplier Remedies Regulatory Framework: Introducing the Standstill Period’, looked at introducing a standstill period in Namibia’s public procurement regulatory framework between the time when the successful bidder has been identified and when contracts are entered into force between the successful bidder and the government. The aim is to allow unsuccessful bidders to challenge the award within a specific time frame. Once the time frame has lapsed, challenges are no longer allowed and the contract is entered into force between the successful tenderer and government. The successful tenderer can commence with the implementation of the contract with no disruptions caused by court challenges. She is currently assisting the Tender Board of Namibia towards revamping the regulations of the Public Procurement Act (No. 15 of 2015). She currently lives in Windhoek, Namibia.
Ms Kuugongelwa’s LLM Thesis can be accessed here >>