Head of Unit: PRATT-AWOTWE
The main legislation that regulates and governs public procurement in Ghana is the Public Procurement Act 2003 (Act No. 663) as amended by the Public Procurement (Amendment) Act 2016 (Act 914). The promulgation of the Act was an integral part of Ghana’s Public Financial Management Reforms and good governance initiative, which sought to instil propriety and accountability in public sector financial management and expenditure.
The Act regulates the procurement of goods, works and services financed, in whole or in part, from public funds and the disposal of government stores. All government agencies, institutions and establishments in which the government has a majority interest are mandated to comply with the Act. According to the Act, the head of a procurement entity of an agency shall establish a procurement unit within the entity and shall be headed and staffed by qualified procurement personnel. The head of a procurement entity shall appoint a head of procurement of the procurement entity who shall be the Secretary to the Entity Tender Committee.
The Procurement Unit of the Authority is under the General Services Division, which is responsible for provision of technical assistance and support services in the area of procurement (goods, works & services) and disposal of assets as stipulated in the Public Procurement Act 2003 (Act No. 663)
The Procurement Unit in the Authority shall:
- Serves as the Secretary to the Entity Tender Committee.
- Be responsible for the preparation of a procurement plan.
- Be responsible for the registration of Suppliers and contractors.
- Be responsible for choosing the right procurement method for the purchases of goods, works and services based on the approved threshold.
- Be responsible for drafting specification with the help of the user department.
- Be responsible for the preparation of tender documents for Suppliers and Contractors.
- Be responsible for the oversight responsibility of all procurement processes in the Authority.