Legal Framework

Punjab Procurement Regulatory Authority Ordinance was initially promulgated in 2007 but it lapsed as the Provincial Assembly, Punjab did not pass it in the stipulated time of four months. A new Ordinance with the same nomenclature was promulgated in 2009, which was later on converted as Act after it was passed by the Provincial Assembly and assented by the Governor, Punjab in November, 2009. The Act is in fact a replica of Federal PPRA Ordinance except with a few changes such as Addition in functions (establishment of Performance Indicator for the procuring agencies, assistance of capacity building and preparation of Standard Documents for public procurement), A large Board of Management (13 members), and audit of the PPRA by a Charted Accountant firm instead of the Auditor General, Pakistan.

Governing Laws