Due Process mechanism started in Kaduna State with the passage of the Law in May, 2007 that gave birth to the Bureau of Budget Implementation, Monitoring and Price Intelligence (BBIM&PI). The Law ensures that all procurement/contracts openness, transparency, accountability, competition, cost effectiveness and value for money (VfM).
On 1st June, 2016 a Law was passed by Kaduna State House of Assembly as Kaduna State Public Procurement Law No.12 of 2016 after assent of the Kaduna State Governor Mal. Nasiru El-Rufai that gave birth to Public Procurement Authority, with the passage of this Law, Kaduna State has keyed in to the international best practice in procurement.
This is a giant stride by this administration in its resolve to enthrone probity, prudence and judicious utilization of the initial resources available to Government.
ACTIVITIES OF KADUNA STATE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT AUTHORITY
The functions of Kaduna State Public Procurement Authority are as follows:
- Formulate the general policy guidelines and implement regulations relating to public procurement in the Kaduna State and its Local Governments.
- Publicise and explain the provision of the Law;
- Supervise the implementation of established procurement policies and regulations;
- Monitor the prices of tendered items and keep a database of standard prices;
- Publish the details of procurement contracts in the State procurement journal;
- Issue certificate of no objection for contract award in respect of all procurement within the established threshold, that comply with provisions of this Law;
- Collate and maintain in an archival system all State procurement plan and information;
- Undertake procurement research and surveys;
- Provide and co-ordinate training programmes to build the institutional capacity of all procuring entities within the purview of this Law and to coordinate the training and development of service-wide procurement cadre;
- Periodically review the socio-economic effect of the policies on procurement and advice the Governor accordingly;
- Prepare and update and update standard bid/tender and contract documents;
- Respond expeditiously to enquires from procuring entities; provided the enquiry is accompanied by adequate information;
- Certify State procurement prior to award of contracts from commencement date of this Law, thereafter provide an effective monitoring mechanism;
- Prevent fraudulent and unfair procurement and where necessary apply administrative sanctions;
- Review for compliance the procurement and award of contract procedures of every entity to which this Law applies;
- Perform regular procurement audits
- Receive, expeditiously investigate and decide complaints from bidders and the general public against public procurement rules and practices;
- Introduce, develop, update, maintain related database and technology; and
- Ensure transparency, fairness and the long-term sustainability of the outcome of every procurement process in the State.
FUNCTIONS AND POWERS OF THE BOARD
- Consider, review, and approve the monetary threshold for the applications of the provisions of the Law by procuring entities;
- Consider and approve policies formulated by the management of the Authority on public procurement;
- Approve any procurement guidelines or regulations to be made pursuant to this law;
- Approve the employment of directions and other staff of the Authority;
- Receive and consider for approval the audited accounts of the Authority;
- Consider and approve operational structure, policy guidelines and major programmes of the Authority; and
- Give such other directive and perform such other functions as may be necessary to achieve the objectives of this Law.