The Procurement Profession is a multidisciplinary Profession that accommodates different disciplines viz, Accounting, Business Administration/Management, Economics, Law, Marketing, Computer Science, Purchasing and Supplies and all the courses in the Building Profession (Architecture, Engineering, Quantity Survey etc) as contained in the 2007 Public Procurement Act. All Federal Government MDAs and any other Organization (State MDAs etc) that derives at least 35% of its funding from the Federation Account are mandated to abide by the provision of the 2007 Public Procurement Act.

The Department of Procurement is a service Department reporting directly to the Executive Secretary. Its primary function and responsibility is to coordinate all  procurement processes of Goods, Works and Services of the Organization. The functions are:



  • Conducting needs assessment
  • Preparing procurement plans
  • Advertising/soliciting for tenders or proposals
  • Conducting market surveys/ Preparation of BoQ
  • Evaluating proposals submitted by prospective Contractors
  • Recommending award of contracts to Tenders Board
  • Monitoring procurement performance
  • Debriefing Bidders who are not successful in the procurement process
  • Advising the Executive Secretary on matters relating to procurement
  • Any other duty that may be assigned by the Executive


The Department undertakes various assignments as listed above and as such requires competent staff to man various sections of the Department for effective service delivery. The Department is therefore headed by a Director who reports and is directly responsible to the Executive Secretary and is supported by other competent staff who carry out various procurement functions.


The Procurement Department has two (2) Units. The Units are Capital Procurement and Recurrent Procurement.

The Capital Procurement Unit consists of the following activities:

-Construction of Whole Schools

-Construction of Classrooms and VIP Toilets

-Renovation and Rehabilitation of Classrooms

-Construction, renovation and Supply under the constituency projects

-Repairs and Renovation at the States and Zonal Offices

-Any other duty that may be assigned to the Unit by the Head of Department.

On the other hand, the Recurrent Procurement Unit consists of the following:

-Procurement and Supply of Core textbooks

-Procurement and supply of Instructional Materials

-Engagement of External Auditors

-Consultancy Services

-Shopping for essential office furniture and equipment at the Headquarters

-Shopping for essential office furniture and equipment to States and Zonal Offices

-Any other duty that may be assigned to the Unit by the Head of Department.

Dame (Mrs.) Comfort Iheme – Rep. South East

She hails from Bende LGA of Abia State. She holds a B.Sc, 1987 from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Dr. Danjuma Adamu Dabo – Rep. North East

Dr. Danjuma hails from Bauchi State. He obtained M.Sc Public Administration and Policy Analysis from the University of Abuja, MBA form Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Ph.D Economics from the Loughborough University, UK.