The Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act 1 of 2003 set up the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA) as the principal regulatory body for public procurement and disposal of public assets in Uganda. The amendments to the PPDA law have introduced several changes prominent of which is the strengthening and enhancement of the role of PPDA in the execution of its regulatory mandate.

The mandate of PPDA has been enhanced by addition of the following functions:

1.Suspension of a provider by the Authority
2. Accreditation of an alternative procurement and disposal system
3. Waivers and Deviation
4. Entry into the premises of Government entities
5. Directing an Entity to take corrective action
6. Reservation Schemes