Welcome to Bureau of Public Procurement

The Public Procurement Act 2007 established the Bureau of Public Procurement as the regulatory authority responsible for the monitoring and oversight of public procurement, harmonizing the existing government policies and practices by regulating, setting standards and developing the legal framework and professional capacity for public procurement in Nigeria.

Vision
"Building and sustaining an efficient country procurement system that meets international best practices"
Mission
"To professionalise the process of procurement that ensures Transparency Efficiency, Competition, Integrity and Value for Money to support National Growth and Development"

The objectives of establishing the Bureau of Public Procurement are ;

  1. The harmonization of  existing government policies and practices on public procurement and ensure probity, accountability and transparency in the procurement process;
  2. The establishment of  pricing standards and benchmarks;
  3. Ensuring the application of fair, competitive, transparent, value-for-money standards and practices for the procurement and disposal of public assets; and
  4. The attainment of  transparency, competitiveness, cost effectiveness and professionalism in the public sector procurement system.
     
Core Objectives
  • Economic Efficiency
  • Competition - Providing level playing ground for all strata of bidders
  • Value for money
  • Transparency

Meeting on Open Government Partnership (OGP)

 

Representatives of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance, recently visited the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) in Abuja to assess the Bureau’s inputs to the implementation of the initiative.

BPP is taking the lead on Open Contracting Partnership within the framework of the Partnership to which Nigeria signed in 2016.

The OGP team consist of Edetaen Ojo, executive director of the Lagos-based Media Rights Agenda (co-chair for Nigeria, representing civil society) and a delegation from the OGP Secretariat in Washington, DC comprising Carey Kluhz, Theophilous Chiviru, Maureen Karivki and Mukenu Dimba. Nneka Eze of the OGP Nigeria Secretariat also attended the meeting.

The BPP team, led by Director General, Mamman Ahmadu, included Babatunde Kuye (Director, Energy Infrastructure); Engr. Eze J. Obasi (Director, Special Procurement); Engr. Ishaq Yahaya (Director, Compliance, Certification and Monitoring); Mr. Sule Ningi Habu (Deputy Director, Finance and Management Services); Mr. Aliyu E. Aliyu, head of Regulations and Database: Engr. Nasir Bello (Head, Civil Infrastructure); Mr. Adebowale Adedokun (Head, Research, Training and Strategic Planning); Mr. Segun Imohiosen (Asst. Director, Public Relations & Protocol Unit); Mr. Thomas Odemwingie (Media Consultant); Mr. Timothy Njara Muje (Legal Unit); Mr. Mamman Munsur (Regulation and Database Department); and Mr. Godwin Yanshak (Regulation and Database Department). 

Aliyu E. Aliyu of the Bureau’s Regulations and Database Development and Sina Mokuolu, who is in charge of the e-Government Procurement Unit of the Bureau, took turns to report on the Bureau’s achievements and challenges in leading 8 pilot agencies of the Federal Government in the implementation of open data.

Early this year in London, the Bureau won the Government Innovation Award for a pioneering project to ensure openness in government business transactions. The project involved collaboration with civil society and business to use open data sources make information about the country’s public procurement system more accessible, transparent and accountable to the public.