Procurement and Compliance Department

  • Supervising the implementation of established procurement policies
  • Preventing fraudulent and unfair procurement and where necessary apply administrative sanctions
  • Performing procurement audits and submit such report to the House of Assembly quarterly
  • Enforcing the monetary and prior review thresholds set by the Council for the application of the provisions of this Law by the procuring entity
  • Subject to paragraph (a) of this subsection, issuing certificate of “No Objection” for contract award within the prior review threshold for all procurements within the purview of this Law
  • Subject to thresholds as may be set by the council, certifying State procurement prior to the award of contract
  • oWhere a reason exists:
    • Causing to be inspected or reviewed any procurement transaction to ensure compliance with the provisions of this Law
    • Reviewing and determine whether any procuring entity has violated any provision of this Law
  • Debarring any supplier, contractor or service provider that contravenes any provision of this Law and regulations made pursuant to this Law
  • Calling for such information, documents, records and reports in respect of any aspect of any procurement proceeding where a breach, wrong doing, default, mismanagement and/or collusion has been alleged, reported or proved against a procuring entity or service provider
  • Recommending to the Council, where there are persistent breaches of this Law or regulations made under this Law for
    • The suspension of officers concerned with the procurement or disposal proceeding in issue
    • The replacement of the head or any of the members of the procuring or disposal unit of any entity or the Chairperson of the Tenders Board as the case may be
    • The discipline of the Accounting Officer of any procuring entity
    • The temporary transfer of the procuring and disposal function of a procuring and disposal entity to a third-party procurement agency or consultant
  • Acting upon complains in accordance with the procedures set out in this Law
  • Nullifying the whole or any part of any procurement proceedings or award which is in contravention of this Law
  • Monitoring the prices of tendered items and keep a database of standard prices
  • Calling for the production of books of accounts, plans, documents and examine persons or parties in connection with any procurement proceeding