SRI LANKA

Country Public Procurement Profile Survey (with E-Government Procurement Overview)
COUNTRY Sri Lanka
Respondent Agency Ministry of Finance & Planning
Date of First Submission Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Date of Last Update Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Part A.  Country Public Procurement Profile (Only those answers selected by the respondent from a multiple choice menu would appear below.)
1 Does your country have a central Public Procurement Authority (PPA) with legal authority through legislative enactment, executive decree or administrative regulation to act as functional and normative body in public procurement?
a.      Yes
2 The PPA’s mandates involve the following responsibilities (please select as many as applicable, one per line):
a.       formulation of procurement policy and regulations
b.      procurement prior reviews/no-objection
c.       procurement oversight and post reviews
d.      procurement audit
e.       procurement complaint review
Others (please specify):
3 The PPA reports to:
a.       President/Parliament
Others (please specify):
4 Number of people employed by the PPA: (Please provide an organizational chart of the PPA and email address for communication, if possible)
d. 15 and more
Email address for communication with PPA:
5 Does PPA have a website?
a.      Yes
Link to PPA website:  www.pfd.gov.lk
6 The PPA website covers the following areas (please select as many as applicable, one per line):
a.       procurement related regulations and documents
b.      news, events and policy initiatives related to public procurement
f.       specific opportunities and notices for bidders
Other functions (please specify):
7 Do you have a public procurement law or any other regulatory act with legislative power? (Please provide a link or a scanned copy of its English version.) If yes, which of following are true (please select as many as applicable, one per line)?
g.       the law establishes a fully decentralized system for procurement decision making with no prior review (i.e. each procuring entity is fully responsible for its procurement)
m.    the law describes principles for national registration and classification system for contractors as not a pre-condition to participate in biding process or to qualify for specific contracts.
Link to public procurement law, if any:
8 Do you have a strategic plan or reform agenda for developing the procurement system in your country? (Please provide a copy or link)
d.      No, there is no strategy document specific to public procurement
Others (please specify):
9 What kind of initiatives and assistance in your view is needed to improve your public procurement system in the near future? [Please select your five most important initiatives among the choices, one per line.]
a.       Conduct an overall assessment of the effectiveness of the country’s public procurement system
c.       Assess effectiveness of the public financial management system and public administration system to generate support for public procurement policy reform
d.      Create a sustainable training system for procurement practitioners to ensure compliance, professionalism and career development
e.       Create a single window for procurement related information and statistics led by PPA and connect with e-procurement system
f.       Launch communication campaign to improve public awareness of country’s public procurement policy
Others (please specify):
Additional notes, if any:
10 What is the size of the public procurement of your country? Please select the closest corresponding values based on most recent available information or your rough assessment?
I. Average annual procurement under national and local budget
f.    more than US$ 1 billion
II. Average annual procurement by State Owned Enterprises (those who are subject to the procurement regulations)
b.      between  US$ 10 to 100 million
III. Average annnual procurement under Official Development Assistance (Donor-funded projects)
e.    between US$500 million to 1 billion
Part B.  e-Government Procurement Planning (Only those answers selected by the respondent from a multiple choice menu would appear below.)
1 Has your government formed or implemented a concrete plan for development of e-Gp?  Please select only one answer.  (If yes, please email a copy of the plan to mkhaltarpurev@adb.org).
e.   No, there is no formal plan or agenda for e-Gp
2 Which of the following best describes the functionality of your planned e-Gp initiatives? (Please select as many as applicable, one per line.)
a.       a single website that consolidates and publishes all national information and policies related to public procurement
b.      regional or local websites for publishing and sharing all local information related to public procurement
c.       e-publication system for real time procurement notices
d.      e-publication of procurement awards and results
e.        system for bidders to download bidding documents and RFPs in response to the published procurement notices
f.       e-bidding system for bidders to submit their bid or proposals online and observe the online public opening of the bid
g.       e-contracting system which allows award notification and contract signing through the system
k.      electronic evaluation of bidders technical and financial proposals
l.        electronic supplier registration system
3 Do you have plans to implement any new e-Gp system at the national level? (Please select as many as applicable, one per line.)
b.      regional or local websites for publishing and sharing all local information related to public procurement
c.       e-publication system for real time procurement notices
e.        system for bidders to download bidding documents and RFPs in response to the published procurement notices
f.       e-bidding system for bidders to submit their bid or proposals online and observe the online public opening of the bid
4 Does the scope of your e-GP plans include the following? (Please select as many as applicable, one per line, and please provide a copy of the relevant documents if possible.)