What We Do
The Procurement Unit is responsible for the acquisition of goods, services and works for all Divisions this Ministry. Our objective is to ensure that the Ministry of Works and Transport complies with the now fully proclaimed “Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Property Act” (PP&DPP) of 2015 in accordance with the Office of the Procurement Regulator (OPR). The Procurement Unit utilized the various procurement methods such as Invitation to Bid, Request for Quotation and Request for Proposals to name a few.
The Annual Procurement Plan (APP) is the main reporting tool required by the Office of the Procurement Regulator (OPR) and encompasses the financial expenditures of the Annual Estimate of expenditure for this Ministry. The APP provides for the 12-month period details of the items to be procured, risk and market analyses, procurement strategies and objectives and contract management strategies for it spend categories or quadrants.
The APP is based on achieving good governance objectives utilizing a modern-day, principled approach rather than the traditional prescriptive model. Critical to the achievement of the specified objectives is the investment of resources by the MOWT that are required for the development of the Annual Procurement Plan. The APP guides procurement activities during the fiscal year and support the capacity development initiatives necessary for the successful implementation of the procurement system.
All Procurement Activities are categorized in the following grouping for the initiation of procurement proceedings.
1. High Risk/Low Value - Bottleneck Procurement
2. Low Risk/Low Value - Routine Procurement
3. High Risk/High Value - Strategic Procurement
4. Low Risk/High Value -Leverage Procurement
The Procurement Unit plays a vital role in :
1. The Procurement Planning Process
2. Operational Procurement Activities
3. The Solicitation Phase of the Procurement Process
4. Networking and communicating with our stakeholders