(a) formulate the general policies and guidelines relating to public sector procurement for the approval of the Council;

(b) publicize and explain the provisions of this Act; Functions of the Council. The establishment of the Bureau of Public Procurement. Objectives of the Bureau. Functions of the Bureau. Public Procurement Act 2007 No. 14 A 211

(c) subject to thresholds as may be set by the Council, certify Federal procurement prior to the award of contract;

(d) supervise the implementation of established procurement policies;

(e) monitor the prices of tendered items and keep a national database of standard prices;

(f) publish the details of major contracts in the procurement journal;

(g) publish paper and electronic editions of the procurement journal and maintain an archival system for the procurement journal;

(h) maintain a national database of the particulars and classification and categorization of federal contractors and service providers;

(i) collate and maintain in an archival system, all federal procurement plans and information;

(j) undertake procurement research and surveys;

(k) organize training and development programmes for procurement professionals;

(l) periodically review the socioeconomic effect of the policies on procurement and advise the Council accordingly;

(m) prepare and update standard bidding and contract documents;

(n) prevent fraudulent and unfair procurement and where necessary apply administrative sanctions;

(o) review the procurement and award of contract procedures of every entity to which this Act applies;

(p) perform procurement audits and submit such report to the National Assembly bi-annually;

(q) introduce, develop, update and maintain related database and technology;

(r) establish a single internet portal that shall, subject to Section 16 (21) to this Act serve as a primary and definitive source of all information on government procurement containing and displaying all public sector procurement information at all times;

(s) co-ordinate relevant training programs to build institutional capacity.