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Functions of QCPD

The Qatar Central Procurement Directoriate has the following functions amongst others:

  1. Formulate the general policies and guidelines relating to public sector procurement for the approval of the Council;
  2. Publicise and explain the provisions of the procurement act;
  3. Subject to thresholds as may be set by the Council, certify Federal procurement prior to the award of contract;
  4. Supervise the implementation of established procurement policies;
  5. Monitor the prices of tendered items and keep a national database of standard prices;
  6. Publish the details of major contracts in the procurement journal;
  7. Publish paper and electronic editions of the procurement journal and maintain an archival system for the procurement journal;
  8. Maintain a national database of the particulars and classification and categorisation of federal contractors and service providers;
  9. Collate and maintain in an archival system, all federal procurement plans and information;
  10. Undertake procurement research and surveys;
  11. Organise training and development programmes for procurement professionals;
  12. Periodically review the socio-economic effect of the policies on procurement and advise the Council accordingly;
  13. Prepare and update standard bidding and contract documents;
  14. Prevent fraudulent and unfair procurement and where necessary apply administrative sanctions;
  15. Review the procurement and award of contract procedures of every entity to which the procurement act applies;
  16. Perform procurement audits and submit such report to the national Assembly bi-annually;
  17. Introduce, develop, update and maintain related database and technology;
  18. Establish a single internet portal that shall serve as a primary and definitive source of all information on government procurement containing and displaying all public sector procurement information at all times;
  19. Co-ordinate relevant training programs to build institutional capacity