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commonly referred to as the PPAA was initially established in 2004 under the former Public Procurement Act No.3 of 2001(Repealed and replaced by the Public Procurement Act No 21 of 2004) (Cap 410).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:-