Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (KPPRA) a newly established autonomous organization, established under an Act of Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtukhwa province.
Public procurement has become a specialized undertaking of the modern world. Government departments generally face institutional capacities issue in their internal control, fiscal management and procurement and contract administration which limit and hamper their overall performance and the delivery of services. There is a strong direct correlation between transparent public procurement and economic development.
The procurement specific reforms in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa dates back to 2002 when Pakistan’s first ever procurement regulations were introduced. Recently, the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa passed the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority bill on Monday 3rdSeptember 2012 which became an Act on 16thSeptember 2012 Vide Notification No. PA/Khyber Pakhtunkhwa/Bill/2012/6059 dated September 20, 2012.