The Procurement Manual establishes the procurement policies and provides further guidance to effectively undertake procurement activities in compliance with the FRR and other applicable legal instruments and documents.


The Manual details the standards, policies and procedures to be followed in the procurement of goods, works and services within the AU. These standards, policies and procedures are designed to:

  • provide detailed guidance on the procurement processes;
  • provide uniform procedures for the procurement of goods, works and services;
  • ensure transparency and accountability in all operations, and consistency with the guidelines of donors where necessary;
  • improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations;
  • promote the consistent application of procurement best practice and international standards.