Continuation from yesterday… IT HAS been established this far that in accordance with Section 39 and 89 of the Zambia Public Procurement Authority (ZPPA) Act, the public tender floated by the Zambia Medicines and Medical Supplies Agency (ZAMMSA) for the supply of drugs through open national bidding should have been first restricted to Zambian citizens, which was not done. Assuming that ZAMMSA did not receive any bids from citizen bidders and they were genuinely concerned that there was going to be a crisis in terms of supplying and delivering the listed emergency drugs within the desired time, the law provides that in the absence of citizen bids, non-Zambian companies should have been considered, but on condition that they partner with…...

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