The Public Procurement Regulation Authority (PPRA) was established on 30/12/2007 by the law no 63/2007 establishing and determining organization, functioning and responsibilities of the Public Procurement Regulation Authority and replaced the National Tender Board (NTB) which had been established by the prime minister order no 91/03 of 31/12/2002 as one of MINECOFIN affiliated agencies with the mandate of overseeing the implementation of the existing public procurement laws as well as public procurement policies issued by the Cabinet. This prime minister order came to formalise the de facto existence the National Tender Board (NTB) which followed the 1997 recommendation of the Cabinet.

The NTB contributed to the modernization and management of the public procurement system with the following results: (i) the adoption of the legal and institutional framework, (ii) the adoption of the first capacity development strategic plan in public procurement (iii) the adoption of the road map of the final decentralization process of public procurement operations and (iv) development of procurement operational tools for all budget agencies that will facilitate implementation of the Procurement law.

PPRA mainly focuses on regulatory measures, monitoring and building capacity in public procuring entities.

To make Togo the centre of regional excellence in public procurement. The mandate of the Public Procurement Regulation Authority is derived from chapter two of the law n°25/2011 of 30/06/2011 establishing the Public Procurement Regulation Authority (PPRA) and determining its mission, organization and functioning which stipulates the PPRA’s mission and powers respectively.

To achieve the best value for money for the Government of Togo by setting up procurement standards, guidelines, and procedures, building capacity and monitoring procurement proceedings in order to ensure competition, economy, transparency, fairness, efficiency, accountability and zero tolerance to corruption in all public procurement activities.