Procurement Department is one of the Departments under the Common Service Office (CSO). The Department is mandated to facilitate the processes involved in the provision of goods, works and services as enshrined in the Public Procurement Act, 2007, and other government regulations. The department serves all the offices and departments in the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation. It has two (2) Divisions viz: Capital and Recurrent. The Secretariat of the Ministerial Tenders Board (MTB) and the Procurement Planning Committee are based in the Capital Division. The Capital Division is responsible for processing contract awards for capital projects, programmes and services above the approval thresholds of the Permanent Secretary/Accounting Officer while, Recurrent deals with contracts within the approval limit of the Permanent Secretary/Accounting Officer.
The Department is saddled with the responsibility to provide effective secretariat for the Ministerial Tenders Board, keep accurate record of tender documents, provide intelligence information and promote compliance with guidelines and procedures for contracts award as laid down in the Public Procurement Act, 2007, government regulations and extant circulars. It is also mandated to ensure that competent and effective contractors handle the contracts and promote judicious use of government funds.
Other functions of the department include:-