PPO plays a policy making and co-ordinating role for the whole public procurement system. It is an independent unit within the Polish government. The President of PPO is appointed by the Minister responsible for economy.
The key duties of PPO are:
- to prepare drafts of legislative acts on public procurement,
- to check the regularity of conducted procedures,
- to prepare training programs, organise and inspire training events in the field of public procurement,
- to maintain international cooperation on issues relating to public procurement.