PRESS RELEASE - ZPPA SUSPENDS DIASPORA SUPPORT INITIATIVE LIMITED FOR A PERIOD OF TWO YEARS
7 29 2020
Zambia Public Procurement Authority Suspends Diaspora Support Initiative Limited from Participating in Public Procurement for a Period of Two Years
For Immediate Release
17th July, 2020
Zambia Public Procurement Authority Suspends Diaspora Support Initiative Limited from Participating in Public Procurement for a Period of Two Years.
LUSAKA, (ZPPA NEWS)-THE Zambia Public Procurement Authority (ZPPA) has with immediate effect suspended Diaspora Support Initiative Limited from participating in public procurement in Zambia for a period of two years, for submitting a forged National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA) Compliance Certificate. This was after NAPSA reported the matter to ZPPA.
This is pursuant to Section 65 of the Public Procurement Act No. 12 of 2008 and Regulation 167 of the Public Procurement Regulations of 2011 ,which, mandate the Authority to suspend a supplier/s from participating in public procurement, for providing false information in a bid or any other document to a procuring entity in connection with a procurement process or contract.
The Authority is directing all procuring entities to enforce the suspension by ensuring that they do not:
- award contracts to Diaspora Support Initiative Zambia Limited;
- sell or issue solicitation documents to Diaspora Support Initiative Zambia Limited or in any way invite bids from them; and
- enter in any other dealings or communication with Diaspora Support Initiative Zambia Limited except in respect of existing contracts placed prior to the suspension.
In a circular dated 16th July 2020, ZPPA Director General Christopher Chichoni stated that the suspension did not affect ongoing contracts, but applied to any “success in interest,” which employed or was associated with any partner or director of Diaspora Support Initiative Zambia Limited.
For more information contact: Nchimunya Muganya Simbeye, Assistant Public Relations Officer, Email: Nchimunya.Muganya@zppa.org.zm, Phone: +260211377419/+260977621777
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