The Public Procurement
Regulatory Authority (PPRA) was established when the Government of Pakistan
promulgated PPRA Ordinance on 15th May, 2002. The first major
assignment undertaken by PPRA was the review of existing procurement
regulations and procedures of five public sector enterprises as well as their
re-engineering and re-designing for transparent and efficient procurement
procedures by these enterprises. The Ministry of Finance has implemented the
Public Procurement Rules, 2004, initialed by the Authority and vetted by the
Law Division, with effect from 8th June, 2004. The said rules
provide a broad regulatory framework for transparent public sector
procurements and are applicable to all public sector enterprises at federal
level. Adherence to these Rules promises to introduce transparency as well as
accountability in procurements in public sector.
The year under review was
actually the first year to introduce and apply a new system of procurement
evolved with due consideration and in consultation with all stake holders to
avoid any flaws leading to misuse of the rules for defeating the main
objective of transparency. The PPRA has set up its own website which provides
information relating to Public Procurement Regulatory Authority Ordinance
2002, Public Procurement Rules, 2004, Procurement regulations as well as
public procurement opportunities.
At present the Authority
is also coordinating a big task of re-engineering of the out dated procurement
manuals of 15 Public Sector entities which include CAA, NTC, NHA, Pakistan
Steel Mills, PNSC Pak Railways, OGDCL, SSGCL, SNGPL, CDA, PIA, TIP, H.M.C,
P.W.D and Utility Stores Corporation.
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