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First-ever APA of BPPA signed

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Published: 01:31, 1 July 2024   Update: 01:32, 1 July 2024
First-ever APA of BPPA signed

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The first-ever Annual Performance Agreement (APA) of Bangladesh Public Procurement Authority (BPPA) for the 2024-2025 fiscal year was signed today between the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BPPA and the Secretary of the Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Division (IMED).

The Cabinet Division introduced Annual Performance Agreement from the financial year of 2015-2016 with an aim of increasing efficiency, bringing dynamism, improving quality of services in government functions and increasing effectiveness of organisations under an innovative approach.

The CEO of BPPA Mohammed Shoheler Rahman Chowdhury, on behalf of BPPA, and IMED Secretary Abul Kashem Md Mohiuddin, on behalf of the Ministry of Planning, signed the APA at the conference room of the IMED on the campus of the Ministry of Planning in Dhaka, reports BSS.

The government transformed the former Central Procurement Technical Unit (CPTU) into the BPPA on September 18, 2023, with a view to enhancing professionalisation and improving the overall public procurement environment in the country.

Major tasks, among others, mentioned in the APA of the BPPA for the 2024-2025 fiscal year include conducting procurement post-review of contracts executed or ongoing in the 2024-2025 fiscal year of 12 government procuring agencies, completing registration of 1.16 lakh tenderers in e-GP system, taking cumulative number of trainees in three-week procurement training to 12,800, week-long 4,200 and daylong 9,000, adding information of 15,000 registered tenderers to Tenderers' Database, piloting of sustainable public procurement etc.

The CEO of the BPPA has committed to achieving the results mentioned in the APA and the Secretary also committed to extend necessary support to make it happen.