The public procurement and disposal of public assets authority (PPDA) has reaffirmed the need to strengthen the management of public contracts so as to improve service delivery.
This was revealed by the Ag.Executive Director PPDA Mr. Benson Turamye during the Accountability Sector Joint Annual Review workshop 2017.
Below are PPDA’s main interventions for the next financial year:
- E-Government Procurement to strengthen and reform the Public Financial Management systems by adopting electronic-Government Procurement (e-GP) to provide a platform for: increased transparency in procurement procedures and practices; improved efficiency in procurement by minimizing the procurement cycle time, maximizing value for money, and fostering accountability; improved confidentiality, integrity and authenticity of transactions between the Procuring and Disposing Entities and the suppliers.
- Promoting Local Content in Public Procurement to further promote domestic industry development, the Authority in conjunction with Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MOFPED), Ministry of Trade Industry and Cooperatives (MTIC) and the private sector to monitor the implementation and impact of the Local Content Guidelines and continuously identify more sectors to be reserved for local providers.
- Review the Legal and Regulatory Framework to bring efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery.
- Roll out Procurement e-learning system to boast the Capacity Building activities, Research and Knowledge Management and quick guidance to the PDEs and providers.
- Enhancing Competition to promote more competition and ensure value for money, the practice of single sourcing of high value public infrastructure projects.
- Accreditation of alternative procurement systems for the Entities where market conditions do not allow effective application of the PPDA Act to allow for flexibility and reduce the public service delivery gaps.