FUNCTIONS OF AJK PPRA

(a)        Monitor application of the laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures in respect of, or relating to the public procurement;

(b)        Monitor the implementation of and evaluate laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures in respect of, or relating to, inspection or quality of goods, services and works and recommend reformulation thereof or revisions therein as it deems necessary;

(c)        Recommend to the Government revisions in or formulation of new laws, rules and policies in respect of or related to public procurement;

(d)       Make regulations and lay down codes of ethics and procedures for public procurement, inspection or quality of goods, services and works;

(e)        Establish performance indicators for procurement performance of the Procuring Agencies and monitor compliance with these indicators through independent third party evaluation and make recommendations for improvement of procurement performance of the Procuring Agencies;

(f)        Issue guidance and instructions regarding the interpretation and implementation of this Act, rules and regulations;

(g)        provide assistance and coordinate with the Procuring Agencies for developing and improving their institutional framework and public procurement activities;

(h)        Prepare standard documents to be used in connection with public procurement;

(i)         Present an annual report to the Government regarding the overall functioning of the public procurement system, including recommendations on measures to be taken by the Government to enhance the quality of procurement work;

(j)         Call a functionary of a Procuring Agency to provide assistance in its functions and call for information from a Procuring Agency pursuance of its objectives and functions;

(k)        Develop, promote and support training and professional development policy of officials and other persons engaged in public procurement; and

(l)         Perform other function as may be assigned to it by the Government.