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Mandate of National Bureau of Public Procurement

This exercise was to improve the overall public financial management in Ghana States. The reform exercise identified shortcoming and organizational weaknesses inherent in the country’s procurement system. These include the absence of a comprehensive public procurement policy and the lack of a comprehensive legal regime to safeguard the integrity of the public procurement system. Others are the absence of a central body with the requisite capability, technical expertise and competence to develop a coherent public procurement policy.

Rules and regulations are required to guide, direct, train as well as adequately monitor public procurement. Furthermore, the absence of clearly defined roles and responsibilities of individual procurement entities is a problem. There is no independent appeals process with power to address complaints from aggrieved bidders and provide corrective remedies. The lack of a clearly defined authority to allow procurement entities to undertake the procurement of goods, works and services with funds appropriated to them weakened the system and also needs to be addressed.

The absence of authority to dispose of public assets and the fact that there is no procurement auditing function by independent government officials or their appointed agents to ensure efficient accountability is also an omission in the present set up. In order to eliminate the various shortcomings and organizational weaknesses in the public procurement process, it is considered desirable to enact a comprehensive procurement law. This is to be supported with standard tender documents. Appropriate administrative and institutional arrangements are to be made with an oversight body to superintend the public procurement system.

The new structure will promote the use public procurement as a tool for national development. It will harmonize the application of procurement related rules with International conventions and treaties. It is expected to foster competition, efficiency, transparency and accountability in the public procurement process. There will be equal access for any citizen to participate in the public procurement process. The commission provides for a comprehensive public procurement system and establishes the Procurement Board that takes into account country's' decentralization policy and local industry development..

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Our esteemed suppliers are of utmost importance to us, and in order to offer a maximum satisfaction to their plights and grievances, provisions has been outlined within the laws and regulations of the commission to resolve such issues: while adhering strictly to International Contractual Laws to Contract Awarding Process. Contact the secretariat.

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