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Approval Authority

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5.4. Approval Authority

An accurate estimate of the total value of a procurement project is required prior to the start of the competitive process. Expenditures are approved at the budget appropriation stage.

The authority to procure is assigned to the Chief Officer/Chief Executive Officer in the Public Management and Finance Law (2013 revision) who may in turn delegate this authority in writing to those public officers authorized to initiate the procurement, sign the contract or authorize payment at assigned authority levels.