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The United Development And Relief Commission For Africa has the following functions amongst others:

Formulate the general policies and guidelines relating to Government procurement for the approval of the Council;
Publicise and explain the provisions of the procurement act;

Subject to thresholds as may be set by the Council, certify Government procurement prior to the award of contract;

Supervise the implementation of established procurement policies;

Monitor the prices of tendered items and keep a national database of standard prices;
Publish the details of major contracts in the procurement journal;

Publish paper and electronic editions of the procurement journal and maintain an archival system for the procurement journal;

Maintain a national database of the particulars and classification and categorisation of contractors and service providers;

Collate and maintain in an archival system, all federal procurement plans and information;
Undertake procurement research and surveys;

Organise training and development programmes for procurement professionals;

Periodically review the socio-economic effect of the policies on procurement and advise the Council accordingly;
Prepare and update standard bidding and contract documents;

Prevent fraudulent and unfair procurement and where necessary apply administrative sanctions;
Review the procurement and award of contract procedures of every entity to which the procurement act applies;

Perform procurement audits and submit such report to the national Assembly bi-annually;
Introduce, develop, update and maintain related database and technology;

Establish a single internet portal that shall serve as a primary and definitive source of all information on government procurement containing and displaying all public sector procurement information at all times;
Co-ordinate relevant training programs to build institutional capacity Award and approval of payments of all Government Contracts


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