The Capacity Building Department performs a very crucial role at National Public Procurement Authority. It is charged with the dissemination of information, awareness raising on public procurement and building the capacity/training of staff and persons engaged in Public Procurement using public funds in the MDAs and other key procuring institutions. This is to promote best practices in public procurement in Sierra Leone. As the country’s population grows and cities and towns expand, the need for efficient Public Procurement services becomes more prominent if we aim at ensuring sustainable growth and economic development. The National Public Procurement Authority endeavors to promote fair play, professionalism, integrity, accountability, transparency and effectiveness among persons entrusted with public funds. The Department works to ensure the provision of quality services to the procuring entities, other stakeholders and the public, to improve the capacity of the procuring entities to undertake procurement in a highly professional manner and to comply with the Public Procurement Act.
The Department supports the development of professional and academic proficiency of trainers in tertiary institutions and universities through training of trainers programs and development of training modules, meant to be subsequently used for training of students and stakeholders engaged in public procurement. The Capacity Building team employs various strategies to ensure efficiency of staff of the Department and NPPA through training core staff to be in a position to conduct various training for colleagues at NPPA and stakeholders in the procurement business.