The Working Group on Public Procurement Audit (WGPPA) was set up at the initiative of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation and the U.S. Government Accountability Office. The initiative was unanimously supported by other countries both at the 64th meeting of the INTOSAI Governing Board and at the XXI INTOSAI Congress.

The Working Group aims to develop universally accepted common approaches and procedures of procurement contract audit and is based on the potential of Supreme Audit Institutions which have diverse experience in that field.

Among the tasks which the Working Group endeavors to accomplish are the analysis of international practices and methodological baseline underpinning procurement audit, the development of international procurement contract audit standards on its basis, aids and guides on procurement contract audit for specific sectors and spheres, the creation of a cohesive training base.