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The Powers of the Bureau are to :

  • enforce the monetary and prior review thresholds set by the Council for the application of the provisions of this Act by the procuring entities ;
  • subject to the paragraph (a) of this subsection, issue certificate of "No Objection" for Contract Award" within the prior review threshold for all procurements within the purview of this Act :
  • from time to time stipulate to all procuring entities the procedures and documentation pre- requisite for the issuance of Certificate of 'No Objection' under this Act ;
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  • where a reason exist:
  • cause to be inspected or reviewed any procurement transaction to ensure compliance with the provisions of this Act,
  • review and determine whether any procuring entity has violated any provision of this Act
  • debar any supplier, contractor or service provider that contravenes any provision of this Act and regulations made pursuant to this Act ;
  • maintain a national database of federal contractors and service providers and to the exclusion of all procuring entities prescribe classifications and categorizations for the companies on the register ;
  • maintain a list of firms and persons that have been debarred from participating in public procurement activity and publish them in the procurement journal ;
  • call for such information, documents, records and reports in respect of any aspect of any procurement proceeding where a breach, wrongdoing, default, mismanagement and or collusion has been alleged, reported or proved against a procuring entity or service provider ;
  • recommend to the Council, where there are persistent or serious breaches of this Act or regulations or guidelines made under this Act for :
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  • 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 d i s p o s al 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 disposing entity to a third party procurement agency or consultant ; or
  • any other sanction that the Bureau may consider of appropriate ;
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  • call for the production of books of accounts, plans, documents, and examine persons or parties in connection with any procurement proceeding ;
  • act upon complaints in accordance with the procedures set out in this Act ;
  • nullify the whole or any part of any procurement proceeding or award which is in contravention of this Act ;:
  • do such other things as are necessary for the efficient performance of its functions under this Act