The Public Procurement
Authority (PPA) has organised contract administration workshops on goods and
works for procurement practitioners.
Held in Accra, the workshops
targeted personnel, including those of review committees and oversight bodies,
who undertake day-to-day contract management at their
Participants of the workshop
included personnel from the private and public sector such as Danadam
Pharmaceuticals, Ga North Municipal Assembly, Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA), Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), from the Western,
Volta, Northern and Ashanti Regions among others.
Topics discussed at the
workshops included Principles of Contracting, Basics of Contract
Administration, Forms and Condition of Standard Contract for Goods and Works,
the Contract Administration Process.
The participants were also
schooled in Monitoring Contract
Modification, Claims and Settlement of disputes, Termination of Contract,
Contract Records Management.
Speaking at the workshop, Frank
Mantey, Acting Chief Executive of PPA, stated that the training was to equip
practitioners with essential skills, to avoid the unnecessary time and cost overruns
that were associated with managing public contracts.
Head of Procurement Unit for
the Fisheries Commission, William Agbenu, said the workshop was aimed at
training personnel of the procurement department in contract administration and
A procurement officer of the EPA,
Mrs Thermutis T. Zogblah, indicated that the training had enabled her gain better
knowledge in contract administration and management process.
The PPA since its establishment,
has instituted a number of pragmatic and far-reaching initiatives aimed at
ensuring maximum returns of the taxpayers’ money.
In spite of these, the
procurement system in Ghana continues to grapple with a number of weaknesses
and bottlenecks, including weak procurement capacity in both the public and private
sectors as well as third party monitoring
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