Public Procurement and Concessions Commission (Liberia)
In the Needs Assessment undertaken in 2003 by the National Transitional Government of Liberia (NTGL) in conjunction with the United Nations and World Bank, it was determined that Public Procurement Reform was critical to Liberia’s transition from war to recovery.
As part of efforts to generate transparency in the public procurement practices and the granting of concessions, the Government of Liberia with the technical and financial support of the World Bank and international partners prepared the Public Procurement and Concessions Act (Act or PPCA) of September 2005. The PPCA established the Public Procurement & Concessions Commission (PPCC), which has the mandate to implement the public procurement and concessions reform program of Liberia. The PPCC is the successor of the Contracts and Monopolies Commission (CMC) which exercised oversight responsibility of all contract and concession agreements entered into by Government during the tenure of the National Transitional Government of Liberia (October 14, 2003 to January 16, 2006).
The object of the Commission is to ensure the economic and efficient use of public funds in public procurement and to ensure that public procurement and Concession processes are conducted in a fair, transparent and non-discriminatory manner. The detailed functions of the Commission include:
To maximize economy and efficiency in procurement and obtain best value for public expenditures;
Promote economic development of Liberia;
Build capacity of officials and institutions in public procurement;
Promote competition and foster participation in procurement proceedings and concession agreements by qualified suppliers, contractors and consultants;
Provide equal access without discrimination to all eligible and qualified providers of goods, works and services and fair and equitable treatment of all bidders;
Promote integrity, fairness, accountability and public confidence in the procurement process;
Achieve transparency in the procedures, processes and decisions relating to procurement and concession agreements;
Decentralize public procurement to procuring entities; promote the growth of indigenous Liberian private sector;
Harness private sector financial, human and technical resources through concession agreements; and
Eradicate monopolies and promote competitiveness in the concession procurement process.See more