FOUR suppliers have dragged ZPPA and the Ministry of Agriculture to court over government’s decision to terminate the fertiliser tender after being recognised as the Best Evaluated Bidders. The four firms are also challenging the move by the ministry to use the direct bidding procedure. Evergreen Fertilizer Limited, Stoutone Investments Limited, Samar Agro Investments Limited and Conchak Investments Limited have applied for leave to commence judicial review proceedings in the Lusaka High Court. They have cited the Procurement Committee, Ministry of Agriculture as well as the appeals committee of the Zambia Public Procurement Authority (ZPPA) in the application for judicial review. The firms want an order of prohibition, not to proceed with the procuring of supply, delivery, warehousing and distribution…...

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