Government Ministries and Public Bodies must strictly observe the following at all times when carrying out Public Procurement:
A. Public Finance Management Act 2001 (Section XII Procurement and Contracts)
B. Treasury Instructions – Section 6: Procurement & Contracting (Part K Amended 2016)
All Ministries and Public Bodies shall comply with these Instructions. These Instructions apply to all Government Procurement except to the non-procurment activites i.e. Employing Staff (excluding the engagement of contractors and consultants), disposals and sales by tender, investment, loans, guarantees, gifts, donations and any form of unconditional grants, statutory appointments and legal services.
C. Procurement Operating Manual 2020
The Operating Manual provides practitioners and non-practitioners alike with a clear and concise guide, which is easy to read and understand. It will guide practitioners through their execution of duties, whilst being a source of information to others, for any procurement financed using public funds. The Operating Manual is not, however, designed to be the definitive guide for the practitioner.
D. B4 Schedule: Thresholds and Approvals
The Ministry of Finance through the Procurement Division has prepared the relevant thresholds in the form of Appended B4 Schedule for methods of procurement, the authorisation levels for awards of contract, the authorisation levels for signing of contracts and approval of contract payments, for the endorsement of the Board, before submission to Cabinet for final approval and issuance in a Cabinet Directive. The Board may review the thresholds and approval levels and submit the revised thresholds and approval levels to Cabinet for approval
E. Consultancy Remuneration Framework 2018
The Consultancy Remmuneration Framework 2018 is used as a guide and basis when recruiting local consultants to carry out the Government’s Consultancy Assignments and is subject for review every three (3) years.