Publication of the report ‘Monitoring report of the Pocurement Review Body (January 2020 – March 2021)’

Democracy Plus on Thursday published the “Monitoring report of the Pocurement Review Body (January 2020 – March 2021)”. This report examines the decisions and practices of the PRB, to assess the effectiveness of implemented measures and the impartiality of the PRB in delivering justice for the parties.

Like earlier reports by D+, findings again point to lack of consistency, showcasing several decisions of the PRB that contradict previous decisions where the complaint allegations by the complainants are the same. Problems also remains the partial approval of complaints to avoid forfeiture of the complaint fee, the erroneous recommendations by review experts in some cases etc.

D+ recommends that PRB should not partially approve the complaints for the sake of avoiding filing fee forfeiture; PRB should order complaint fee forfeiture more often; PRB should measure the performance and quality of work of experts to ensure professionalism and impartiality, especially where there are allegations against them for failing to do the job properly. An urgent audit of their recommendations is warranted. This should be conducted by contracting a third party; PRB should pay more attention to the implementation of its decisions, establishing monitoring mechanisms to track decision implementation, and apply punitive measures against CAs that fail to implement its decisions or adhere to deadlines etc.

You can read the full report here 👉…/