What is the role of the Accounting Officer?
An Accounting Officer is a person who controls and is personally accountable to Parliament for the regularity and propriety for all resources wholly funded through the Consolidated Fund. ·
- Responsible for the Entity's overall procurement and disposal process·
- Has overall responsibility for ensuring procurement funds are spent efficiently in accordance with applicable legislation·
- Establishes a contracts committee·
- Nominates the chairperson, secretary and members of the Contracts Committee (Treasury approve). After approval appoints them·
- The power to terminate, remove or substitute a member of the contracts committee rests with the Accounting officer.·
- AO to inform the Authority of the composition and qualifications of the members of the CC not later than 14 days from date of appointment·
- Establishes a procurement and disposal unit (MPS recruits the procurement staff) and informs the Authority of the membership and qualifications of the PDU staff within 10 working days·
- Commits funds to support a procurement or disposal activity·
- Communicates award decisions·
- Signs the awarded contract·
- Responsible for investigating complaints from providers and issue a decision in writing within 15 working days·
- Ensures implementation of the contract as per terms of the award·
- In case of termination of contract by the CC, the AO implements that decision.