Public procurement in Burundi is regulated by the law of 2018 (Loi N°1/04 du 29 janvier 2018 portant modification de la Loi N°1/01 du 4 février 2008 portant Code des Marchés Publics).
The PPL applies to the procedures for the award, execution, control, and regulation of all public contracts for works, supplies, services, and intellectual services. The PPL applies to public contracts awarded by legal persons governed by public law, legal persons governed by private law, legal persons benefiting from special or exclusive rights.
The procurement system in Burundi is decentralized with different ministries responsible for the sector concerned, the local administration, and the General Direction for institutions and private or mixed companies. The PPL has also provided for 3 bodies, namely those in charge of procurement established with the Contracting Authority, the National Directorate of Public Procurement Control and the Public Procurement Regulation Authority.
Some information relating to public procurement can be found on the website of the Public Procurement Regulation Authority (http://www.armp.bi/). Not all information is published electronically in the context of public procurement. Besides, the PPL is not clear on the transparency of certain information and its publicity in public procurement.