The Board Secretariat
The Board has a secretariat which comprises of three staff including the Director. The mandate of the secretariat is to handle the administrative aspect of the Board (i.e preparation of agenda and other related documents for the Board meetings and also communicate the Board’s decision to relevant organizations). The main function of the Secretariat to the general public is to assist other Ministries/Departments with the conducting of the tender opening sessions on their behalf.
The Director, who provides administrative and professional support to the Board, is appointed by the State under the Act, and is an ex-officio member of the Board, acting in that capacity at all meetings of the Board, but has no right to vote.
This procedure has been put in place as a means to promote transparency and reduce the risk of corruption and malpractices during tender opening sessions. Bidders can also enquire about any information regarding any tender from the office of the Secretariat.
Central Tender Committee
The Executive Bureau comprises of the Central Tender Committee which is structured as follows:
– Deputy Chairman
-2 nominated Public Officers
-1 nominated representative of Chamber of Commerce
-1 nominated representative of a Non-Governmental Organisations
2 nominated representatives from professional associations, nominated by such associations
The members are appointed by the President under Section 14(1) of the Public Procurement Act 2003, to serve for a term of office of three years.
HRH Fon Chafah Isaac XI, Chairman
Prof. Maimo Moses ,Deputy Chairman
Mr. Jude NDIGA, Member Representative from CEPS
Ms. Emilie TAMORO, Member Public Officer
Mr. Claude MATAPIT, Member Public Officer
Ms. Lilian KANI, Member Representative from Cameroon Chamber of Commerce
Ms Diane ELOUDNU, Member Representative from Professional Association (Bar’s Association)
Mr. Ulrich DIBANGO, Member Representative from Professional Association (Accounting Association)
The Central Tenders Committee carries out the following functions in relation to all public sector tenders over 500 Million CFA Franc
Receive and open tenders
Oversee the evaluation of all tenders
Approve all tender recommendations and awards
Approve requests for pre-qualification or other methods of procurement
Provide guidelines for public sector procurement on behalf of the Financial Secretary
The objectives of the Central Tender Committee are to:
Ensure that public sector tenders are carried out in a consistent, fair and transparent manner in accordance with all related legislation and policy
Maximise value for money in public sector procurement
Encourage competition through supplier participation in public sector tendering
Ensure supplies are treated equitably
Maintain public confidence and trust in public sector procurement through accountability and transparency.