3 SUPPLIERS PERMANENTLY BARRED FROM PARTICIPATING IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT IN ZAMBIA

By Prudence Siabana

The Zambia Public Procurement Authority-ZPPA- has permanently barred Greenside Suppliers and Investments Limited, FMC farms Limited and Simuliya trading limited from participating in public procurement for collusion and involvement in the submission of quotations in a tender undertaken by the Ministry of Health.

ZPPA Principal Officer Public Relations Inutu Mushambatwa says ZPPA received a recommendation to investigate the named companies for possible connivance and collusion in the tender issued by the Ministry of Health, for the procurement of face-masks and

re-usable surgical scrubs to support the response towards the covid-19 outbreak.

Ms. Mushambatwa says following the investigations conducted by ZPPA, it was revealed that there was misconduct by the Directors from Greenside Suppliers and Investments Limited, FMC farms Limited and Simuliya trading limited in the submission of quotations for the tender.

She has since advised all procuring entities not to enter into any other dealings with or communicate with the suppliers except in respect of existing contracts placed prior to this debarment.

PHOENIX NEWS

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