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The Public Procurement Appeals Authority commonly referred to as the PPAA was initially established in 2004 under the former Public Procurement Act No.3 of 2001(Repealed and replaced by the Public Procurement Act No 21 of 2004(Cap 410). The recently enacted Public Procurement Act No 7 of 2011 has re-established the PPAA as an independent Appeals Authority under Section 88.

PPAA is a quasi judicial body responsible for determining complaints/Appeals arising from public procurement processes with a view to check compliance with the law. (S.88(5) of PPA 2011.Also vested with powers to determine all complaints arising from blacklisting of tenderers. (S.62(6) of PPA 2011)

Appeals Authority has been established in order to have an independent mechanism through which complaints and appeals arising from public procurement process could be quickly solved within the shortest time.

The Key Objectives of PPAA are:-

  • Providing an independent avenue through which aggrieved bidders could submit their complaints in respect of public procurement procurement process especially in the relation to Tendering and allow the process to be checked.
  • To provide for a mechanism which could deal with procurement complaints and appeals using alternative dispute resolution mechanisms outside the court system and allow speed resolution of disputes so as not to delay the implementation of government project or programs.
  • To allow for corrective action to be instituted where it is determined that there were breaches committed in the procurement process.
  • To provide supplemental oversight over the use of Public Funds over and above the tradition oversight mechanisms through bidders complaints.  

Function of Appeals Authority

Vision and Mission


Public Notice


The Public Procurement Appeals Authority (PPAA) informs the general public and all its stakeholders that PPAA offices have been officially relocated to the Government Headquarters Dodoma. The PPAA offices are relocating to the fourth floor of the Mkandarasi Place building Jakaya Kikwete Road in Dodoma.

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