Country Public Procurement Profile Survey (with E-Government Procurement Overview)
COUNTRY Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Respondent Agency Ministry of Finance, Procurement Monitoring Office (PrMO)
Date of First Submission Friday, July 29, 2011
Date of Last Update Friday, July 29, 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
c.       procurement oversight and post reviews
d.      procurement audit
e.       procurement complaint review
f.       monitoring and evaluation at country, sector and procuring entity level
Others (please specify):
3 The PPA reports to:
c.      Ministry of Finance
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)
a. 3 -5 staff
Email address for communication with PPA:  No, only personnel e-mail. (Above includes 3 government staff and 3 on time-based contract.)
5 Does PPA have a website?
a.      Yes
Link to PPA website:
6 The PPA website covers the following areas (please select as many as applicable, one per line):
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)?
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)
b.      Yes, this is a mid term procurement strategy with updated annual plan which is consistent with the government development objectives
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.]
d.      Create a sustainable training system for procurement practitioners to ensure compliance, professionalism and career development
h.      Analyze the structure and business practices of PPA and support efforts to improve its capacity and performance
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
c.       between  US$ 100 to 200 million
II. Average annual procurement by State Owned Enterprises (those who are subject to the procurement regulations)
c.       between  US$ 100 to 200 million
III. Average annnual procurement under Official Development Assistance (Donor-funded projects)
d.    more than US$ 200 million