BUREAU OF PUBLIC PROCUREMENT HAS THE POWER TO:
(a) enforce the monetary and prior review thresholds set by the Council for the application of the provisions of this Law by the procurement entities;
(b) subject to paragraph (a) of this subsection, issue certificate of ‘No Objection” for “Contract Award” within the prior review threshold for all procurements within the purview of this Law;
(c) from time to time, stipulate to all procuring entities, the procedures and documentation prerequisite for the issuance of Certificate of “No Objection” under this Law;
(d) where a reason exists –
i. cause to be inspected or reviewed any procurement
transaction to ensure compliance with the provisions of this Law;
ii. review and determine whether any procuring entity has violated any provision of this Law.
(e) debar any supplier, contractor or service provider that contravenes any provision of this law and regulations made pursuant to this Law;
(f) maintains a State database of contractors and service providers and to the exclusion of all procuring entities, prescribe classifications and categorizations for the companies on the register;
(g) maintain a list of firms and persons that have been debarred from participating in public procurement activity and publish them in the procurement journal;
(h) Publicize and explain the provisions of this Law;
(i) Subject to thresholds as may be set by the Council,
(j) Supervise the implementation of procurement policies;
(k) Monitor the prices of tendered items and keep a database of standard prices.
(l) Publish the details of major contracts in the procurement journal.
(m) Publish paper and electronic editions of the procurement journal and maintain an archival system for the procurement journal.
(n) Maintain a State database of the particulars and classification and categorization of contractors and service providers.
i. Collate and maintain in an archival system, all state procurement plans and information;
ii. Undertake procurement research and survey;
iii. Organize training and development programmes for procurement professionals;
iv. Periodically review the socio-economic effects of the policies on procurement and advise the Council accordingly.
(o) Prepare and update standard bidding and contract documents;
(p) Prevent fraudulent and unfair procurement and where necessary, apply administrative sanction;
(q) Review the procurement and award of contract procedures of every entity to which this Law applies;
(r) Call for such information, documents, records and reports in respect of any aspect of any procurement proceeding where a breach, wrongdoing, default,
mismanagement and or collusion has been alleged, reported or proved against a procuring entity or service provider;
(s) Recommend to the Council, where there are persistent or serious breaches of this Law of regulations or guidelines made under this Law:-
i. The suspension of officers concerned with the procurement or disposal proceeding in issue;
ii. The replacement of the head or any of the members of the procuring or disposal unit of any entity of the Chairman of the Tenders Board as the case may be;
iii. The discipline of the Accounting Officer of any procuring entity;
iv. The temporary transfer of the procuring and disposal function of a procuring and disposing entity to a third party procurement agency or
v. Any other sanction that the Bureau considers appropriate.
(t) Call for the production of books of accounts, plans, documents, and examine persons or parties in connection with any procurement proceeding;
(u) Act upon complaints in accordance with the procedures set out in this Law;
(v) Nullify the whole or any part of any procurement proceeding or award which is in contravention of this Law;
(w) So such other thing as are necessary for the efficient performance of its functions under this Law.
(2) The Bureau shall serve as the Secretariat for the Council.
(3) The Bureau shall, subject to the approval of the Council,
have power to:
Enter into contract or partnership with any company, firm or person which in its opinion will facilitate the discharge of its functions.
Request for and obtain from any procurement entity, information including reports, memoranda and
audited accounts, and other information relevant to its functions under this Law; and
Liaise with relevant bodies or institutions national and international, for effective performance of its functions under this Law.