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NSO issues call for Statistical Services for Construction Survey 2018

The National Statistics Office is inviting submissions from persons/organisations interested in the provision of services related to construction projects. The Construction survey forms part of the Purchasing Power Parities Survey.  Pricing a construction project involves collecting unit prices with which to value its components and summing the values obtained to arrive at a total price for the project. PPPs for construction are calculated with the total prices for a set of construction projects. The set covers three types of structures: residential buildings, non-residential buildings and civil engineering works.

Interested persons/organisations shall include in their proposals the following information:

a) Name of submitting person(s)/organisation;

b) Contact information for person(s) authorised to represent the submitting person(s)/organisation;

c) A outline brief of how the above mentioned objectives will be meet;

d) An indication of the expenditure outlays of the entire project.

Those interested should submit their proposals to the Prices Unit, National Statistics Office by not later than the 16th of March 2018 by e-mail on [email protected].

Lands Authority clarifies the issues raised by KTP on Property Valuations EOI

Following the call for Expressions of Interest for periti to provide property valuation services to the Lands Authority, the latter had organised an information session for periti which was held last October. A number of our members had contacted the Kamra tal-Periti to request clarification on a number of issues raised during such meeting.

The Council had set up a working group to address these issues, and had written to the Lands Authority outlining these matters. The issues raised include valuation methodologies to be adopted, payment of professional fees, and timelines for the drawing up of reports among other things.

 

The Authority has responded. Please refer below to the correspondence exchanged between the Kamra and the Lands Authority. Should you have any comments, it would be appreciated if you could forward to the Kamra by not later than the 30th March 2018 on [email protected].

DoJ issues call for Land Panel

The Director of the Department of Justice has issued a call for Periti to serve on the Land Panel as per S.L. 490.04.

The Kamra tal-Periti is hereby notifying all interested members of the profession to submit their nomination through the registration form below.

Deadline for the submission of nominations is Monday, 26th February, 2018, at 12 noon.

 

Registration form

PR 07/16 | Chamber representation on Lands Authority Board of Governors (2)

The Kamra tal-Periti expresses its disappointment at the fact that the proposal regarding the appointment of professionals on the Board of Governors of the proposed new Lands Authority, namely that these should be nominated by their respective Chambers, and not appointed directly by the Minister, was rejected. This was a missed opportunity to ensure the impartiality of the Board through the independence of these appointed professionals from the Government of the day.

The Kamra tal-Periti takes this opportunity to remind its members of their obligation to uphold professional standards at all times above anything else.

PR 06/16 | Chamber representation on Lands Authority Board of Governors

Reference is made to the ongoing debate on Bill 166 regarding the proposed establishment of a new Lands Authority, and in particular to the proposed composition of the Board of Governors which envisages the appointment by the Minister of three professionals, namely a perit, an advocate and an auditor of recognised standing.[1]

The Kamra tal-Periti strongly recommends and supports the proposal that such professionals should be nominated by their respective Chambers, and not appointed directly by the Minister. This will ensure independence of these professionals from the Government of the day. This proposal will also ensure a double level of accountability of these professionals towards the Board of Governors and also towards the profession which they represent.

[1] Article 10 of Bill 166