Ghana rolls out first e-Procurement in West Africa

Ghana rolls out E-Procurement in West Africa Ghana has become the first country in the West Africa sub-region to establish an electronic procurement system for the public sector. This was announced by the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, during the launch of Ghana’s Electronic Procurement System named GHANEPS in Accra on Tuesday, 30th April, 2019. […]

Public Procurement Practitioners in Ghana to be certified and licenced

The Public Procurement Authority (PPA) has announced the introduction of a comprehensive Certification and Licencing Programme for all Public Procurement Practitioners in Ghana. This was made known at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between PPA and Commerce Edge held on Friday, 15th February 2019 at the Africa Regency Hotel, Accra. Mr. AB[…..]

AB Adjei, Conferred Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Supply Chain Management (CISCM)

The Chief Executive of the Public Procurement Authority, Mr. AB Adjei was conferred an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Supply Chain Management (CISCM), Ghana at a colourful ceremony held on Thursday, 24th January 2019 at the Marriot Hotel, Airport-City in Accra. This honorary award is in recognition of Mr. Adjei’s distinguished leadership and[…..]

The African Network of Experts in Public Procurement

Public Procurement Experts and Practitioners from almost all forty-five nations in Africa as well as representatives from development agencies like the World Bank, Africa Development Bank and others, are gathered at the capital city of Togo, West Africa for the creation of the much awaited Network of African Experts and Practitioners. As a follow-up to[…..]

Health Sector Procurement in Ghana: Weaknesses and Opportunities

The Health Sector has made significant strides in its quest to ensure that appropriate products are available for service delivery at all levels. However, there are weaknesses inherent in the process of procuring goods, services and works in the Sector that need to be addressed. The Public Procurement Authority Assessment exercise in 2016 revealed a[…..]

Reflections on Act 633 as Amended: A Year On (Part 2)

This article focuses on the perception of the Public Procurement Act 663 as amended from a practitioner’s point of view. In view of this, an interview was conducted with the Procurement Manager for the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority Mr Benjamin Baidoo. Below are excerpts from the interview. Q4. How has the amendments affected the practice[…..]

Reflections on Act 633 as Amended: A Year On (Part 1)

This article focuses on the perception of the Public Procurement Act 663 as amended from a practitioner’s point of view. In view of this, an interview was conducted with the Procurement Manager for the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority Mr Benjamin Baidoo. Below are excerpts from the interview. Q1. Were you in support of the Amendment[…..]

Secrets Of Submitting Winning Tenders

Pay attention to the basics: Presentation and orderliness is very important Page numbering, spell-check and a grammar check should be very well done. Use numbered sections and clear headings Provide an index, or a section divider to ensure that the evaluating panel can locate thighs easily. Get someone who did not write it to prove[…..]

News: CEO Wins 2 Awards

C.E.O of PPA, Dr. A.B Adjei sweeps two prestigious awards at APSCA 2018 The Chief Executive of the Public Procurement Authority Dr. A.B Adjei on April 20, 2018 received two prestigious awards at the Africa Public Sector Conference and Awards (APSCA) 2018 held at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre in Kigali, Rwanda. The[…..]