THE Public Service Commission is expecting details of procurements from Permanent Secretaries in their annual performance this year.
This is the result of complaints in media over the widespread irregularities in government tender processes.
It was claimed that there was Paper Company middlemen who submit highly inflated quotes and then use genuine suppliers to actually deliver the goods and services – if at all.
Chairman of PSC, Eliam Tangirongo said the gathering of the Permanent Secretaries for the one day workshop yesterday was to look into the importance of procurement management as new performance accountability for them.
Mr Tangirongo said the PSs have signed a contract with PSC as part of compliance with the laws of the country.
Furthermore, he said this is to make sure that the budget passed in Parliament is delivered to the people.
Mr Tangirongo said in the annual performance of PSs for this year, they will need to provide more details of procurements.
“We will look at how many contracts, what volumes of contracts have been allocated, types of contracts, who take from Ministerial Tender Board (MTB) and Central Tender Board and authority of PSs and who is accounting the officer.
Mr Tangirongo said they will see whether the procuring is fair.
Moreover, he said they will need records of assets such as vehicles, laptops, telephones because they are paid by government funds.
He said he is happy the Ministry of Finance and Treasury is working on rules and regulations of procurement and management to regulate to ensure these things are secure.
However, he said regulations and rules cannot do anything unless they have are monitored and enforced.
By EDDIE OSIFELO