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  • Public Procurement and Disposal Act

    PPOA Circulars

    Public Procurement & Disposal Regulations

    Youth, Women and PWDs

  • Public Procurement and Disposal Act

    PPOA Circulars

    Public Procurement & Disposal Regulations

    Youth, Women and PWDs

The Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2005 came into force on 1st January 2007 vide legal notice No. 171 and the Regulations were gazetted vide legal notice No. 174 of 29th December 2006 and are now operational. In accordance with the Act and Regulations, procuring entities are required to submit several reports to the Public Procurement Oversight Authority (PPOA).

Procuring Entity's should report to PPOA in the following four instances: -

  1. Termination of procurement proceedings.
  2. Direct procurement of a value exceeding Kshs. 500,000/=.
  3. Disposal to employees.
  4. Contract awards (for contracts valued at Kshs. 5,000,000/= and above).

Whereas the content for some of the reports is contained in the Act and Regulations, this is not so for others. Arising from that, for each of the four instances where PEs should report, PPOA has identified the content, format and duration within which each report should be submitted to ensure uniformity in reporting as follows: -

1. Sec 36(7) - Termination of procurement proceedings.

The report shall be submitted to PPOA within 14 days of the termination of procurement proceedings and shall contain the following details;

  1. Tender number.
  2. Title of the tender.
  3. Chronology of events including the dates from the time of requisition to the time of termination. This should include those who bought the tender documents, those that were opened, preliminary evaluation results, and any other minutes of those procurement proceedings.
  4. Reason for termination and supporting documentation, e.g. tender committee minutes of the meeting that terminated the tender.
  5. Way forward after termination.

Check list for reporting termination of procurement

Name of procuring entity

   

Tender No.

   

Title

   

Chronology of events of the procurement (up to the step preceding termination backed up by enough documentation)

 
   

Reasons for termination 

 
   

*Attach copy of signed procurement plan as evidence that the procurement was planned for

   

*Attach minutes that allowed for the termination and copies of termination letters sent to bidders/participants

2. Reg 62 (3) Report any direct procurement of a value exceeding Kshs. 500,000/= to the Authority within 14 days.

The report shall be made up of the following contents;

  1. Tender number.
  2. Title of the tender.
  3. Value of the tender.
  4. Reasons for direct procurement.
  5. Proof that the conditions for the use of that procurement procedure were met as stipulated by the Act and Regulations (tender committee minutes that approved the use of direct procurement).
  6. Negotiation report if any.

Check list for reporting termination of procurement

Name of procuring entity

 

Tender No.

 

Title

 

Chronology of events of the procurement (up to the step preceding termination backed up by enough documentation)

 
 

Reasons for termination 

 
 

*Attach copy of signed procurement plan as evidence that the procurement was planned for

 

*Attach minutes that allowed for the termination and copies of termination letters sent to bidders/participants

3. Reg 93(2): Report disposal to employees within 14 days of the disposal.

  1. The report must clearly demonstrate that the conditions to be met for disposal to employees have been met. This should include the recommendation of the disposal committee and the Accounting officer's approval.
  2. The report should include details of the item being disposed, year of purchase and the reason why it was recommended for disposal (whether unserviceable, surplus or obsolete).

Check list for reporting disposal to employees  

Name of procuring entity

 

Tender No.

 

Title: 

 

Name and description of items disposed to employees

Year of purchase

Value of items at time of purchase

Recommended value for disposal

Reason for disposal
(whether unserviceable, obsolete or surplus)

1.

         

2.

         

3.

         

4.

         
           
 

Proof that conditions for disposing to employees have been met (must be in line with supporting documentation)

 
 

*Attach disposal committee minutes

* Attach proof that conditions for disposing to employees have been met (must be in line with supporting documentation)

4. Contracts awarded by PE's circular.

Section 46(1) of the Act provides that the Authority shall publish notices of the contracts awarded by procuring entities together with such other information as may be prescribed.

It is envisaged that PPOA will come up with a simple and user friendly electronic method for filing and posting contract awards. However, as we progress to the envisioned scenario, procuring entities are required to submit the following details of contracts awarded quarterly within 14 days of the next quarter by way of reports:

  1. Tender/Contract Number: should be serialized and have some semblance to the tender number.
  2. Tender particulars: the comprehensive description and title of the tender proceedings.
  3. Status: may vary from preparation, pre-qualification or expressions of interest, tendering, evaluation, award, execution and completion.
  4. Procurement method:  method used to source for the supplier/contractor e.g. national or international tender (open or restricted), direct e.t.c.
  5. Invitation date: date pre-qualification or request for expression of interest was published.
  6. Closing/opening date: the date the submissions for pre-qualification or request for expression of interest close and are opened.
  7. Notification of applicants: the date applicants are notified of the results.
  8. Approval for contract award:  the date the tender committee approves award.
  9. The name of the contractor/supplier who was awarded the contract.
  10. Date the contract is signed between the procuring entity and the contractor/supplier.
  11. Contract amount: the value of the contract in Kenya Shillings.
  12. Progress status: the progress achieved expressed as a percentage.
  13. Contract completion date: date the contractor hands over the completed project or supplier delivers the final consignment.
  14. The procurement report must be prepared by the head of the procurement unit and confirmed and signed by the accounting officer/head of procuring entity.

Publication of contracts awarded will enhance transparency in a great way and keep Kenyans updated on the Government's  achievements and the progress of public procurement reforms.

The format will be modified in the near future to be able to show contracts to which preferences and reservations have been applied, contracts awarded to SME’s or the youth and such other details that can help the Government apply its procurement as a social economic tool to aid Kenyans in improving their livelihoods. 

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