LAST week, the Zambia Public Procurement of Authority (ZPPA) announced the cancellation of the fertiliser supply tender for the 2022/2023 farming season which was recently awarded by the Ministry of Agriculture. According to ZPPA director general Idah Chella, the process was flawed, and the action by her office was in line with regulation 249 following a realisation that the Ministry of Agriculture, included local suppliers on a bid that was restricted to citizen bidders. Idah CHELLA: “We received two appeals from the public and after we received the appeal, we reviewed the tender and found that there were irregularities in the sense that the tender was under Open National Bidding. And Open National Bidding is restricted to citizens only. So…...

To continue reading this premium content, login to your account or Subscribe to our ePaper using the buttons below.
Log In Subscribe