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Board Members of the
Procurement Regulatory Authority - PPRA
OVERSIGHT, GOVERNANCE, AND COMPLIANCE:
Lessons Learned from the United States Government and International
Washington, DC and New York, NY
06 - 19 June, 2014
Work done in tandem with our Tanzania partner firm Kilimanjaro
its migration to a modern, transparent government, the United Republic
of Tanzania is constantly undergoing reform. The Public Procurement
Regulatory Authority (PPRA) is a key agency in the government’s
In 2011, the Public Procurement Act was singed and
became operational on 15th December, 2013. The Act (PPA 2011) has
vested in PPRA more powers to perform its oversight functions. Under
PPA 2011 the Authority is granted powers which include among others:
• To cancel procurement process where a
wrongdoing is established;
• To intervene where a procuring entity
decides to reject any tender;
• To conduct investigation on its own
volition or where any mis-procurement is reported;
To demand feedback within a specified timeframe from competent
authorities following its recommendations on disciplinary measures or
any other action against any public official involved in faulting
procurement law and procedures.
Furthermore, PPA 2011 has given
PPRA the responsibility to determine, develop, introduce, maintain and
update systems to support public procurement by means of information
and communication technologies including the use of electronic
procurement. PPRA has committed to have e‐procurement system piloted
before the end of year 2016.
In order to promote local
businesses, the Regulations made under PPA 2011 have defined target
group and eligibility requirements for benefitting under the preference
and reservation scheme.
This was a unique programme as it incorporated formal training sessions
with executive experience sharing meetings.
To learn and share experiences from best international institutions
with oversight responsibilities in order to be able to discharge its
oversight responsibility under PPA, 2011 with the ultimate goal of
achieving value for money in public procurement.
To learn and share experiences from USA Government on how it has
managed to promote maximum participation of small businesses in
• To learn from best
international practices with successful e-procurement system in order
to meet its objective of piloting the e-procurement system by 2016.
• How to manage influence of politics in
To learn and share experiences from best international organisations on
how to manage procurement relating to oil and gas exploration, mining
as well as Public Private Partnerships (PPPs).
Examples of Experience Sharing
meeting and training session in Washington, DC and New York, NY:
resolutions and procurement audits with the US General Accounting
The Office of
Procurement Executive, US Department of State included lively dialogue
on the subjects of:
- Office of Logistics Management,
- Federal Acquisition Regulations,
- “Feb Biz Ops” thresholds,
- Public notice requirements, and
- FPDS.gov (the Federal Procurement Data
Systems) that list all awardees.
Training session on “Strategic Planning in Public Procurement” at the
Kilimanjaro International DC offices.
Open dialogue session in New York, NY on the subject of fraud
and procurement by Kilimanjaro International expert trainer.
A courtesy visit to the Permanent Mission to the United Nations for the
United Republic of Tanzania
of the highlights of this programme was our “Thought Leadership”
conversation with Ambassador Ahmad Kamal, Sr. Fellow at the United
Nations: “Public Service and its Management in a Globalising World.”
presentation titled “Oil, Gas & LNG Procurement: Players and
Practices, Pitfalls and Opportunities” was given back at the
Kilimanjaro International offices in DC.
Courtesy visit to the Tanzania Embassy to the United States and met
with Ambassador Mulamula and her key staff.
dialogue and experience sharing session at The Pentagon, headquarters
of the US military. Meeting with the Director Defense Procurement and
Acquisition Policy and the Senior Procurement Analyst. Topics included:
- Defense procurement organization,
- Procurement process, laws and
- Guiding principles
- Small business procurement
- E-business systems in support of
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