The Department of Public Procurement and Contracts operates under the Ministry of Finance (MoF). The primary mandate of the Department is to arbitrate and award tenders for Federal Government and any other institutions specified under the revised procurement and the delivery of works, services and supplies related services Act.

This is coupled with the registration and grading of contractors who is willing to do business with government. The aim is to ensure that projects are prudentially managed to ensure value for money in the procurement and disposal of assets.