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Government of Tanzania/DFID Partnership. Capacity Building. Context. Per capita Income US$270 Procurement Related Expenditure 70% of budget TShs 9.0 trillion for FY03 Estimated procurement related corruption 20% of procurement expenditure TShs 180 billion .

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Per capita Income


Procurement Related Expenditure

70% of budget

TShs 9.0 trillion for FY03

Estimated procurement related corruption

20% of procurement expenditure

TShs 180 billion

Legal and regulatory framework

Legal and Regulatory Framework

Public Procurement Act and Regulations (2001)

· Based on the United Nations UNCITRAL model law

· Comparable to EU procurement Directives and World Bank Guidelines

Once implemented, will replace or enhance all previous disparate procurement legislation:

·Financial Memorandum – local government procurement

· Medical Stores Department Act

· National Board of Materials Management Act

Ongoing programmes

Ongoing Programmes








Atip accountability transparency and integrity project
ATIP- Accountability, Transparency and Integrity Project


  • To provide Technical Assistance to the Central Tender Board

  • To provide training needs assessment and design of training courses

Other issues programmes affecting procurement
Other Issues/Programmes Affecting Procurement

· WB/DAC Initiative

· CPAR (draft report issued 7 January, final report March 2003)

· WTO/WB (regional workshop last week)

· Integrated Framework (for trade related technical assistance)

Capacity building issues
Capacity Building Issues

Central Government – includes:

  • Central Tender Board

  • Ministerial Tender Board

  • Regional Tender Board

  • Prevention of Corruption Bureau

  • Prosecutor’s Office/Judiciary

  • National Audit Office

Other important areas include
Other important areas include:

  • Public Organisations

  • Local Government

  • Private Sector

  • Civil Society

Capacity building issues for central government
Capacity Building Issues for central Government

  • Strengthening of central institutions in the new procurement system

  • Determination of the need for specialist training for senior officers in specific areas in high spending ministries including PCB, National Audit Office, Attorney General’s Chambers and Central Tender Board

  • Intermediate skills training

Capacity building areas for consideration
Capacity building- areas for consideration

  • Public awareness campaign of the Public Procurement Act No. 3 of 2001 and the reformed system

  • Initial training of procurement practitioners

  • Training of trainers

  • Tailor made training

  • Sustainable training and professional development

Capacity building areas for consideration1
Capacity Building - areas for consideration

  • Dissemination of information to heads of procurement of key entities

  • Capacity to support the new procedures built at all levels, including:

    -         staff involved in procurement

    -         policy makers

    -         private sector and civil society

  • Training needs assessment and design of training courses for the procurement cadre

Capacity building areas for consideration2
Capacity Building - Areas for Consideration

· Dissemination and application of the rules contained in the legal framework

  • Distribution and enforcement of Standard Documents

    ·Local Government procurement regulations

    · Public Procurement Appeals and Remedies

    · CTB and other Tender Boards

    · Monitoring and Compliance

    · Procurement Cadre

    · Procurement management Units

    · Personnel

    · Training

    · Training Institutions and Courses

    · Information Flow

Partnership approach
Partnership Approach

· Links to on going programmes

· Government Of Tanzania Ministries

· Prevention of Corruption Bureau

· CTB and other Tender Boards

· UK and other donor central and local government authorities

· Procurement Agents

· UK Office of Government Commerce

· Building on Successes

· Lesson Sharing – country and regional perspectives

·Training Institutions


  • Commitment

  • Procurement Reform

  • Tanzanian Government and donor relationships

  • Harmonised approach