The Public Procurement Oversight Authority is established under an Act of Parliament, the Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2005. Among other things, the Act established a semi-autonomous oversight body, the Public Procurement Oversight Authority (PPOA), Public Procurement Oversight Advisory Board (PPOAB) and the Public Procurement Administrative Review Board (PPARB). The PPOA is among other responsibilities charged with ensuring that all procurement entities observe the provisions of the law.
This strategic plan provides a roadmap for addressing challenges facing the public procurement system and PPOA as an institution. The strategic themes identified for the planning period are: compliance; capacity building; regulatory framework; institutional capacity and corporate image.
For each identified strategic issues, appropriate objectives have been stated. The strategic objectives are to:
1) To ensure compliance with the Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2005; Regulations, 2006; and PPOA guidelines;
2) To build capacity of persons and institutions involved in public procurement;
3) To strengthen the policy, legal, regulatory; and research and development framework for public procurement and disposal system;
4) To uphold fairness and promote public confidence in the public procurement system;
5) To improve human resource management, systems and infrastructure to provide quality service to stakeholders;
6) To enhance the use of technology in order to increase efficiency and effective service delivery;
7) To enhance financial sustainability;
8) To improve the image of the Authority and enhance customer service; and
9) To incorporate the risk management culture within the Authority.
Appropriate strategies and activities have also been identified for each objective. An implementation plan which details for each objective, the strategies, activities, implementing actors, timelines, resources, expected output and the indicators, has been provided. In addition, a resource mobilization mechanism is presented in chapter seven. During the planning period, the PPOA will require approximately Kshs. 6.9 billion. The institutional structure and a monitoring and evaluation framework for ensuring successful implementation of the strategic plan has been provided in chapters six and eight respectively.