The Procurement Department is one of the service departments established in all MDAs in 2008 as part of the implementation of the Public Procurement Act, 2007 as outlined in the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation Circular No. HCSF/PSO/155/I/3 of 31st March 2008 on the Establishment of Procurement Cadre in the Federal Civil Service.
The department is under the direct supervision of DG/CE SON in compliance with the provision of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation Circular No. HCSF/061/S.I/V/102 of 13th February 2012.
The Procurement Division is subdivided into two Units (Capital and Recurrent) as outlined in the Head of Civil Service of the Federation Circular. The Division has the mandate to:
- Ensure Projects conceptualization and package match defined priorities;
- Ensure all contracting processes are conducted in a transparent, open, competitive and efficient way and in strict compliance with the provision of the Public Procurement Act, 2007 and extant guidelines on the award of contracts in the Public Service, in order to achieve value for money as well as to conform with the spirit of due process mechanism; and
Prevent contract inflation by ensuring cost reasonableness, accuracy comparability in the competitive markets.