The Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) continues to discover that some entities are still finding it hard to achieve value for money in their procurement, TPJ has learnt.
This is apparent from the reports of the procurement audits which were conducted by PPRA in the financial year 2010/11. According to those reports, procurement in some entities including Tanzania Engineering and Manufacturing Design Organization (TEMDO) and National Sports Council is still bedeviled by poor record keeping, lack of quality assurance and lack of inspection as well as acceptance committees - factors which hinder achievement of value for money.
In the case of TEMDO, for example, the audit report shows that the Organization had no procedure of maintaining procurement contract files with consolidated documents. In addition, some tenders had no proper procurement records for each contract contrary to the requirements of the Act.
The National Sports Council had neither Inspection nor Acceptance Committees contrary to the Act. In addition, the Council had not established a Tender Board.
The audits sought to determine whether contracts were implemented in accordance with stipulated terms and conditions and whether value for money was achieved in spending public funds. The overall performance for TEMDO, and National Sports Council was found to be 36% and 8%, respectively.