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The Bureau shall exercise the following functions-

  1. subject to the prior approval of the Governor, establish State Public Procurement policies and changes in the procurement process, and where necessary, cause such policies or changes to be gazette;
  2. Harmonize existing government policies, accountability and transparency in the procurement process;
  3. Establish pricing standards and benchmarks;
  4. Ensure that transparency, competitiveness, cost effectiveness and professionalism in the public sector procurement system is attained;
  5. Formulate the general policies guiding public sector procurement in the State;
  6. Publicize and explain the provisions of this Law, policies formulated or regulations made there under;
  7. Subject to set thresholds, certify state procurement prior to award of contract;
  8. Supervise the implementation of established procurement policies;
  9. monitor the prices of tendered items and keep state data base of standard prices;
  10. Publish the details of major contracts in the tender journal and media and ensure access to procurement documents to monitors and citizens;
  11. Maintain a state database of the particulars, classification and categorization of State contractors and service providers; and make it publicly available;
  12. publish paper and electronic editions of the tender journal and maintain an archival system for the tender journal;
  13. Collate and maintain in an archival system all State procurement plans and information;
  14. Undertake procurement research and survey;
  15. Organize training and development programmes for procurement officer;
  16. Periodically review, in collaboration with the State planning Commission, the socio-economic effects of the policies on procurement and advice Government accordingly;
  17. Prepare, update standard bidding, contract documents, and circulate same to Ministries, Departments and Agencies;
  18. Coordinate relevant training programmes to build in situational capacity;
  19. Collaborate with the Head of Service to create a procurement cadre in the Service;
  20. Review the procurement and award of contract procedures of every entity to which this Law applies; and
  21. Perform procurement audits of all procuring entities and submit such report to the State Executive Council annually.