The Public Procurement Reform Board (PPRB) is an influential body set up to consider the complex and challenging issues raised by the procurement reform agenda. The Board will provide continued commitment and endorsement of the reform programme and will be responsible for setting a clear direction to all public sector bodies (setting the framework for implementation of key parts of the programme overseen by the Procurement Reform Delivery Group (PRDG). The Board will inform and be informed by the work of the change programmes and the PRDG.
July 2014 saw the merging of the Board and the Public Procurement Advisory Group. The Advisory Group’s remit - to provide a framework to discuss and influence public procurement practices as they affect suppliers - has been absorbed into and will be represented by the Board moving forward into phase three.
Supplier groups representation on the board reflects the partnership approach between public, business and third sectors characterised by the third phase of reform.
To provide strategic direction, support and monitor progress on the procurement reform agenda. The Board is also responsible for resolving risks and issues escalated by the Procurement Reform Delivery Group and will arbitrate any disputes that arise.
Its remit is to:
- oversee progress of the procurement reform agenda
- provide the programme mandate and investment decision
- create an environment in which the programme can thrive
- provide continued commitment and endorsement of the reform programme
- monitor progress of the programme against its strategic objectives
- provide visible leadership and commitment to the programme at communication events
- raise, and make recommendations on, issues relating to public procurement practices as they affect suppliers.
- monitor progress in changing public procurement practices as they affect suppliers.