The Public Procurement Commission (PPC) launched a PPS Capacity Building Task Force on December 2, 2020, aimed at ensuring that the appropriate mechanisms, which will facilitate valued and sustainable procurement results and professionalization of the public procurement function, exist within the local public procurement sector.

The intended outcomes of this initiative are:

  1. Enhanced administrative structure for procurement within procuring entities;
  2. Appropriate job roles that support efficiency in execution of the procurement program.
  3. Enhanced capacity of persons involved in executing procurement actions;

The Task Force is composed of representatives from the Public Procurement Commission, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Public Service, Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development, Ministry of Finance and the National Procurement and Tender Administration.

The activities of the Task Force will also benefit from the guidance of experts in public procurement, public sector reform and organizational development.

The Task Force will conduct its work over the period December 2020 and January 2021 and its Final Report and Recommendations will be handed over to the Public Service Commission and the Ministry of Finance for appropriate action.