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PRAZ Functions

  1.  to ensure that public procurement is effected in a manner that is transparent, fair, honest, cost-effective, competitive and in compliance with the Act; and
  2. to monitor and supervise procuring entities and the public procurement system in order to secure compliance with the Act, and to implement electronic means of monitoring and supervising procuring entities and the public procurement system; and
  3. to issue technical guidelines and instructions regarding the interpretation and implementation of this Act; and
  4. to prepare standard documents and templates to be used in connection with public procurement and to enable procuring entities to maintain records and prepare reports; and
  5. to develop the use of electronic tools for procurement, including a public procurement website and statistical databases containing information on public procurement in Zimbabwe, and specify the conditions under which such databases will be availed to the public; and
  6. to enable the publication on the Authority’s website of documents that are required to be published by procuring entities; and
  7. on request, to give advice and assistance to procuring entities: Provided that no such advice or assistance shall limit the responsibilities of a procuring entity for compliance with this Act; and
  8. to promote the training and professional development of persons engaged in public procurement so as to ensure their adherence to high ethical standards; and
  9. to develop and implement a transparent and equitable framework for the registration of bidders or contractors; and
  10. to develop and advise the Government on ways in which the environmental, social and economic policies of Zimbabwe, including those designed for economic empowerment and domestic preferences, may be implemented through public procurement; and
  11. to refer contraventions of this Act to appropriate enforcement or disciplinary authorities; and
  12. to establish and implement an independent review mechanism to deal with challenges brought by aggrieved bidders in accordance with Part X of the Act or by other persons in accordance with Part XII of the Act; and
  13. to consult regularly with persons in the public and private sectors who have an interest in the public procurement system, in order to assess their perception of the system; and
  14. to recommend amendments to the law regarding public procurement, in the light of international practices and experience; and
  15. to exercise any other function conferred or imposed on the Authority by or under this Act or any other enactment.

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