The Bureau of Public Procurement has the following functions amongst others:

  • Formulate the general policies and guidelines relating to public sector procurement for the approval of the Council;
  • Publicise and explain the provisions of the procurement act;
  • Subject to thresholds as may be set by the Council, certify Federal procurement prior to the award of contract;
  • Supervise the implementation of established procurement policies;
  • Monitor the prices of tendered items and keep a national database of standard prices;
  • Publish the details of major contracts in the procurement journal;
  • Publish paper and electronic editions of the procurement journal and maintain an archival system for the procurement journal;
  • Maintain a national database of the particulars and classification and categorisation of federal contractors and service providers;
  • Collate and maintain in an archival system, all federal procurement plans and information;
  • Undertake procurement research and surveys;
  • Organise training and development programmes for procurement professionals;
  • Periodically review the socio-economic effect of the policies on procurement and advise the Council accordingly;
  • Prepare and update standard bidding and contract documents;
  • Prevent fraudulent and unfair procurement and where necessary apply administrative sanctions;
  • Review the procurement and award of contract procedures of every entity to which the procurement act applies;
  • Perform procurement audits and submit such report to the national Assembly bi-annually;
  • Introduce, develop, update and maintain related database and technology;
  • Establish a single internet portal that shall serve as a primary and definitive source of all information on government procurement containing and displaying all public sector procurement information at all times; and
  • Co-ordinate relevant training programs to build institutional capacity