PACS Standard 4 forms part of GIACC’s Project Anti-Corruption System (PACS), which comprises 15 PACS Standards (see links at foot of this webpage).
Each Project Contract should contain the following anti-corruption contractual commitments and entitlements in relation to the Project:
The purpose of PACS Standard 4 is to:
Paragraph 3 of PACS Standard 4 provides that provisions which are “equivalent” to those in the Project Contracts should be included in Project Sub-contracts. This applies to all Project Sub-contracts, including Major Project Sub-contracts. In order to create these equivalent provisions, the Project Contract provisions to be passed on in Project Sub-contracts should be appropriately amended so as to replace “Project Contract” with “Project Sub-contract”, “Project Owner” with “Supplier”, “Supplier” with “Sub-supplier”, and “Major Supplier” with “Major Sub-supplier”. Similar changes should be made when including these provisions in Project sub-sub-contracts and further down the contractual chain.
Paragraph 3 of PACS Standard 4 states that the Supplier should:
Such appropriate action should be proportionate to the severity of the breach or the corruption. For example:
PS 1: Anti-corruption management of the project
PS 2: Project selection, design and land acquisition
PS 4: Contract provisions
PS 7: Controls for Major Suppliers and Major Sub-suppliers
PS 13: Reporting and investigation
Updated on 1st November 2021