The Unit was established following the creation of the Procurement Officer Cadre in the Federal Public Service, and the subsequent directive by the Head of Civil Service of the Federation that all Ministries, Department, and Agencies should establish a Procurement Department accordingly.
The Procurement Unit serves as the Secretariat for the Procurement Planning Committee and is also responsible for managing all aspects of the Commission’s Procurement Process in line with the Public Procurement Act, 2007.
Ensuring due process in the Procurement of goods and service in the Commission;
Undertaking market survey and maintenance of a periodically updated price database
Ensuring adherence to all extant Public Sector Procurement procedures and regulations;
Maintenance of a register of suppliers/Contractors for the Commission;
Effective liaison with the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP);
The Procurement Unit reports to the Secretary to the Commission. It is through the Office of the Secretary to the Commission that the Unit relates to the Bureau of Public Procurement, and with other Departments and Units within the Commission.
The Accounting Officer (The Secretary to the Commission) supervises the conduct of all Procurement processes and also liaise with the Bureau of Public Procurement to ensure the contract of all procurement activities comply with all extant rules and regulations.
OVERVIEW OF PROCUREMENT ACTIVITIES
Procurement planning in the Commission started at the earliest part of the fourth quarter of every year when the operational departments are expected to submit their request for consideration and approval by the Procurement Planning Committee for the next fiscal years’ project execution. This is to ensure speedy implementation of projects by the Commission within the stipulated time frame.
STEPS INVOLVED IN THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS.
Identification of needs assessments by the Operational Departments
Bid Evaluation both technically and financially
Tenders Board Approval