Public Procurement Regulation for 21st Century Africa

Public procurement regulation
12 Nov 2018

Public procurement law governs the acquisition of the goods and services that a state needs to fulfil its public functions. This area of law has seen tremendous development globally in recent years, and Africa is no exception.

In many African countries there have been sweeping reforms in the regulatory regimes that govern public procurement. This trend shows no signs of slowing down.

On the African continent, public procurement law is closely tied to pressing policy issues: from development plans to donor aid and international lending, to anti-corruption agendas and capacity challenges, to public finance management, enforceable remedies under the rule of law, and human rights. This book investigates a number of these themes to foster an understanding of public procurement law in the context of contemporary Africa.

The authors of this collection, Public Procurement Regulation for 21 st Century Africa, draw on their varied experience from scholarship, government, international bodies, NGOs and private practice to provide a range of perspectives that shed light on this vital field of law.

Contents include:

  • Foreword: Public procurement regulation suited for 21st century Africa: Reform, governance and
    innovation – Advocate Kevin S Malunga, Deputy Public Protector of the Republic, South Africa
  • Table of Cases
  • Table of Statutes
  • Table of Abbreviations
  • The new challenges and opportunities for public procurement regulation in Africa – Geo Quinot & Sope Williams-Elegbe
  • Public procurement law in Africa within a developmental framework – Geo Quinot
  • Development aid procurement and the UNGPs on Business and Human Rights: Challenges and opportunities to move towards the new frontier of ‘buying justice’ – Annamaria La Chimia
  • Economic and legal perspectives on the use of horizontal public procurement policies to drive industrial development and economic transformation in South Africa – Tebogo Makube
  • Corruption, fraud and African procurement – Moustapha Diallo
  • The use of civil activism in combating corruption in public procurement: A South African perspective – Stephen de la Harpe
  • Curbing corruption in Africa through the African Integrity Fund: A case study of firms sanctioned – the African Development Bank – Sanjeev Narrainen
  • Self-cleaning in public procurement in Africa: Lessons from the European Union – Willard T Mugadza
  • Weaponising transparency: Nigerian defence procurement reform as a counterterrorism strategy – Eva Anderson, Matthew T Page & Tom Keatinge
  • Electronic procurement in Africa – Caroline Nicholas
  • Construction procurement in South Africa: Capacity for procurement law or procurement law for
    capacity? – Allison Anthony
  • The standstill period in South African public procurement – Justin Laing
  • Supplier remedies under Namibia’s Public Procurement Act 15 of 2015 – Ester N Kuugongelwa
  • The public procurement complaint and administrative review mechanism in Ghana – Dominic N Dagbanja
  • Bidder and contractor remedies in procurements funded – the multilateral development banks: The case of the World Bank – Sope Williams-Elegbe
  • Bibliography of Research on Public Procurement Regulation in Africa

Of interest to:

  • Judges
  • Advocates
  • Attorneys
  • State advisers
  • Academics

Key benefits:

  • Provides detailed analysis from both academic and practical perspectives on key challenges in
    regulating public procurement in the African context.
  • The analyses are specifically grounded in the African context, making it one of the very few texts
    dealing with public procurement law from an African perspective.
  • Addresses key issues including corruption in public procurement, electronic public procurement,
    procurement and development, procurement law reform and procurement capacity issues.

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