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TPDC, NECTA and SSRA shine in Nov procurement study

28th November 2012
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The Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) emerged the first winner in the procedures of Public Procurement an Audit Report released by the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) early this month.

It was followed by the National Examinations Council of Tanzania (NECTA) with the Social Security Regulatory Authority (SSRA) coming third.

According to the report, the procurement audit was undertaken on 122 procuring entities for the financial year 2011/12.

SSRA issuing a press statement to that effect said yesterday the authority received its audit report on procurement, which among other things indicated that not only that it adhered to regulations and procedures of public procurement, but also led in the scores.

The strict SSRA systems and process, coupled with strong, competent and effective leadership and management led to good performance.

“This was the first audit basing on the first year of operation of SSRA. The results as published on Tanzania Procurement Journal of sixth November, 2012 revealed that, Social Security Regulatory Authority for Financial year 2011/2012 performed very well,” the statement said.

The SSRA overall score was 93 percent countrywide hence it will be awarded a certificate of recognition for being one of good performing government procuring entities.

“This is commendable achievement for authority, because this is the first time it has been audited since it came into operation in October 2010,” the statement added.

It should be noted that, pursuant to Section 7(j) of Public Procurement Act No.21 of 2004 (PPA 2004), the PPRA is mandated to institute procurement, contract and performance audits.

To that end, PPRA carried procurement audits at a number of statal organisations—procurement and value for money audit for the financial year 2011/2012.

According to PPRA, the main objective of procurement Audit was to determine whether the procedures, processes and documentations for procurement, contracting and disposal of public assets by tender were in accordance with the provisions of PPA 2004, the statement noted.

SSRA was established by Social Security Regulatory Authority Act No.8 of 2008 now known as Act Cap 135 as amended by Social Security Laws amendment Act No.5 of 2012.

SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN