About the POU
Policymaking and Monitoring
We serve as a Procurement Policymaking and monitoring body which is not involved in any way in the conduct of procurement proceedings or procurement disputes resolution.
We ensure compliance to procedures and instructions as laid out in the Public Procurement Act of 2008 and the Public Procurement Regulations of 2014 by the various stakeholders.
We promote the fundamental principles of transparency, competition, economy, efficiency, fairness and accountability.
TO SERVE AS A PROCUREMENT POLICY MAKING AND MONITORING BODY
The aim of the Procurement Oversight Unit is to ensure compliance to procedures and instructions are as laid out in the Public Procurement Act of 2008 and the Public Procurement Regulations of 2014 by the various stakeholders and promote the fundamental principles of:
- Fairness and
In the Public Procurement Procedures as well as the principle of best value for money in government expenditures.
As per clause (9) of the Public Procurement Act the main functions of POU are:
- To serve as a Procurement Policymaking and monitoring body
- Shall not in any way be involved in conducting procurement proceedings or resolving procurement disputes.
- Request information from, and consult with, the National Tender Board, the Review Panel, or any public body, in the development of procurement policy for the Government.
The Procurement Oversight Unit is guided by the Public Procurement Act of 2008 and its respective Public Procurement Regulations of 2014 which covers all Ministries, Departments, Public Agencies and other budget-dependent government entities.
We Issue instructions to public bodies concerning the coordination of their actions with the Procurement Oversight Unit, the National Tender Board and the Review Panel;
Issue public procurement circulars and publications to provide guidance on the interpretation and application of the Act;
Formulate policies relating to procurement, including directives, procedures, instructions, technical notes and manuals for the implementation of the Act;
Issue standard forms of contracts, bidding documents, pre-qualification documents, requests for proposals and other similar documents for mandatory use by every public body implementing procurement.