According to data from its latest annual report, the total value of procurement for the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board (PPADB) and its committees for the 2021/22 financial year excluding micro procurement by Ministries amounted to P6.2 billion, slightly lower than the P6.4 billion recorded in 2020/21 by 3 percent.
PPADB, which is responsible for adjudicating and awarding tenders for Central Government in addition, awarded tenders valued at P476.8 million through micro procurement for the 2021/22 financial year. The value of the tenders was higher than the P345.4 million awarded in 2020/21.
The parastatal, which works through its Ministerial Tender Committees (MTC’s) and District Administration Tender Committees ( DATC’s) as well as Special Procurement and Asset Disposal Committee (SPADC) says its board adjudicated on 697 submissions representing an increase of 16 percent from the 599 submissions of the previous financial year.
“In terms of value, the Board awarded tenders amounting to P754.8 million compared to P843 858.40 of awarded tenders in the previous financial year, a significant increase of P753.10 million or 89 percent,” PPADB Acting Chairperson Tumelo Motsumi said in the report.
She stated further that MTCs adjudicated tender submissions valued at P4.3 billion, an increase of P.08 billion or 23 percent while DATCs adjudicated on submissions amounting to P592.million against the P2.9 billion recorded in the previous financial year representing a 77 percent decrease.
SPADC, which according to Motsumi experienced an 82 percent increase in requests in the 2021/22 financial year from 65 to 118, awarded tenders worth P583 million during the period under review, compared to P86 million worth of awarded tenders in the 2020/21 financial year.
With regards to complaints, the board received 125 grievances, a decrease compared to 174 complaints received in the previous financial year. “From the 125 complaints, 75 were subjected to MTCs, 33 related to DATCs, 12 were with regards to parastatals, three concerned local authorities while two related to PPADB. Further, 108 of the received complaints were resolved, translating to 86 percent solution,” Motsumi wrote in the annual report.
The board was cited as party on 19 cases in litigation before the courts during the 2022/21 financial year and from these 19 cases, Motsumi says PPADB opposed 14, filed notice of non-opposition and notice to abide by four cases. “One case was settled by way of consent order. In respect to the cases in which the board was an active participant (where the board had filed notice of opposition): judgment was delivered in favor of the board on four cases, while ten cases are yet to be concluded and were still on-going at the time of reporting,” she explained.