As implementation of procurement reforms progresses, variations are emerging in the Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDA) structures for implementation at the National level and in different states. The Federal Government established a new procurement cadre and new procurement departments in MDAs to implement procurement. Some states have followed the Federal model. However some other states have chosen to retain the procurement function within the Planning Research and Statistics Departments without a new cadre. Other States are contemplating creating a procurement cadre, but retaining the procurement function as a unit in the Planning and Statistics Department, in which case the unit will be populated by persons from the cadre. Considerations have ranged from need to keep within limits of approved number of departments in the service, to fears about bloating the payroll etc What else do you think accounts for these variations?