Independent monitoring bodies need to monitor all procurement processes in the public sector. It is the duty of these monitoring bodies to ensure that the processes done during the procurement processes are fair and unbiased in any way. The monitoring bodies should never be connected with the bodies they are assigned to monitor since this may compromise the integrity of the monitoring process. There are a number of reasons why the monitoring of public procurements needs to be done.
First, monitoring the processes will guarantee the one fact that all the stakeholders in the tendering and the bidding processes are exposed to a transparent system. Without the monitoring process in place, the tendering and the bidding processes can be manipulated by the employees to only suit certain vendors and this is inappropriate at all costs. Owing to this fact, therefore, monitoring will ensure that the processes are less or corrupt free for the vendors and this promotes trust for such organizations.
Oversight processes over the public procurement processes is also important since it ensures that there is equitable distribution of the opportunities to tender and supply for advertised services and products. If there is no monitoring in place for such organizations, chances are that these opportunities would be distributed to only specific classes of people due to nepotism and other forms of corruption. monitoring, however, makes it possible for all people to access those opportunities and that those who win them are those who are rightly merited to do the supplies of the needed goods and services.
The other important reason for having oversight services for public procurements is to ensure that every allocation made is accounted for satisfactorily. Without having procurement monitoring in place, the staff involved with the outsourcing have a high chance of embezzling public funds and this may lead to inefficient service delivery to the public.
Accountability has the effect of making it possible for organizations to make proper judgement on its future budgetary allocations. Owing to the fact that the stakeholders have a clear view of all the procurements, they can easily make decisions based on the expenditure patterns exhibited and are thus able to channel resources prudently in the future projects. They are also able to judge accurately on the set budgetary allocations so that there are no constraints for any sector.
In conclusion, the masses can only be assured of their well being, being taken care of by those institutions only when monitoring of the procurement processes is in place. More often than not, the public is usually uncertain of the spending patterns in the governmental institutions. With the monitoring of public procurement, however, such skepticism is dispelled completely.