The Public Procurement Commission, PPC, has been asked by the government to develop a policy which will determine the awarding of contracts.

The disclosure was made by Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

He says the policy is being developed due to consistent criticism over the under performance of some contractors.

Prime Minister Holness says the policy will allow for consequences to be meted out to contractors who perform poorly.

He added that projects being undertaken must be properly managed.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness.