PPA organizes Contract Administration workshops

The Public Procurement Authority (PPA) has organized two sessions of Contract Administration Workshops for goods and works for procurement practitioners, review committees and personnel of oversight bodies at Crystal Palm Hotels on 25th-28th November, 2019 and 3rd -5th December 2019. The workshop was targeted at personnel who undertake day to day Contract Management in their […]

Gambian Delegation visits PPA

A six-member delegation from the Gambia Public Procurement Authority (GPPA) has paid a working visit to Ghana to familiarise themselves with the country’s procurement processes, spearheaded by the Public Procurement Authority (PPA). The delegation led by Abdoulie Tambedou, Director General of the GPPA shared experiences in public procurement with the various departments of the PPA[…..]

PPA holds review workshop on standards for tender documents

The Public Procurement Authority, PPA, has held a workshop to review its guidelines and standards tender document for framework agreement and to build a more robust oversight function of independent government institutions and Parliament. This, according to the PPA, is within the wider context of the Ghana Beyond Aid vision to improve economic governance 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[…..]