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Powers of BPP

The Powers of the Bureau are to :

  • enforce the monetary and prior review thresholds set by the Council for the application of the provisions of this Act by the procuring entities ;
  • subject to the 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 Act :
  • from time to time stipulate to all procuring entities the procedures and documentation pre- requisite for the issuance of Certificate of 'No Objection' under this Act ;
  • where a reason exist:
  • cause to be inspected or reviewed any procurement transaction to ensure compliance with the provisions of this Act,
  • review and determine whether any procuring entity has violated any provision of this Act debar any supplier, contractor or service provider that contravenes any provision of this Act and regulations made pursuant to this Act ;
  • maintain a national database of federal contractors and service providers and to the exclusion of all procuring entities prescribe classifications and categorizations for the companies on the register ;
  • maintain a list of firms and persons that have been debarred from participating in public procurement activity and publish them in the procurement journal ;
  • 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 ;
  • recommend to the Council, where there are persistent or serious breaches of this Act or regulations or guidelines made under this Act for :
  • the suspension of officers concerned with the procurement or disposal proceeding in issue ;
  • the replacement of the head or any of the members of the procuring or d i s p o s al unit of any entity or the Chairperson of the Tenders Board as the case may be ;
  • the discipline of the Accounting Officer of any procuring entity ;
  • the temporary transfer of the procuring and disposal function of a procuring and disposing entity to a third party procurement agency or consultant ;
  • or any other sanction that the Bureau may consider of appropriate ;
  • call for the production of books of accounts, plans, documents, and examine persons or parties in connection with any procurement proceeding ;
  • act upon complaints in accordance with the procedures set out in this Act ;
  • nullify the whole or any part of any procurement proceeding or award which is in contravention of this Act ;
  • do such other things as are necessary for the efficient performance of its functions under this Act