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commonly referred to as the PPAA was initially established in 2004 under the former Public Procurement Act No.3 of 2001(Repealed and replaced by the Public Procurement Act No 21 of 2004) (Cap 410).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.
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
- To receive complaints and appeals in respect of procurement processes or decisions made by government or its institutions in relation to public procurement.
- To review decisions made by Accounting Officers in relation to procurement processes.
- To review decisions made by PPRA with respect to Blacklisting of Tenderers.
- To order for a Corrective action where it is found that there breach of Procurement Procedures.
- Appeals or Complaints handled by the Appeals Authority are only those which relate to the procurement process prior to the award of the Tender( Pre-award) and those that relate to the Award of Tender.
- Appeals or Complaints relating to execution of contracts are outside the mandate of this Appeals Authority.
"To be a model quasi-judicial dispute resolution organ".
"To determine bidders’ appeals arising from public procurement and disposal matters in a fair and timely manner".
- Accountability and Transparency
- Fairness and equity.
- Teamwork with mutual respect
- Efficiency and effectiveness
- Continuous learning
- Respect for rule of law
- Customer oriented