The draft Preferential Procurement Regulations (“the draft regulations”) were published for public comment on 14 August 2009. The AIDS Law Project (ALP), a not-for-profit organisation that seeks to use and develop the law to defend and advance constitutionally protected rights, has a direct interest in the draft regulations. This arises out of ALP’s work on access to medicines – an integral part of the right to have access to health care services – and the manner in which the state procures antiretroviral (ARV) medicines. ALP has submitted a document with recommendations in respect to the specific draft regulations considered. To read the full submission click here.