Thursday, 22 February 2018

TANZANIA TO CONSTRUCT A MEGA BUS TERMINAL IN DODOMA

 Dodoma Municipal Council in Tanzania is expected to issue a green light for the construction of a new mega bus terminal and a commercial tower complex that will improve transit connections and transform the municipality’s skyline.


According to the Council, the new bus terminal is expected to be one of the largest termini in the country. Construction is expected to start early next month and is scheduled for completion within 24 months.

“Work on the project is at an advanced stage. A team of experts is reviewing submissions from a dozen construction firms that applied for the job. We are now on the evaluation stage of all submissions, since we announced the tender early this year,” said the Municipal Director Mr. Godwin Kunambi.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

CASHEW LIFT LINDI MTWARA GROWTH



The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the south eastern zone grew by 16.3 per cent thanks to good performance in agriculture and manufacturing sectors. The GDP for Ruvuma, Mtwara, Lindi and Coast regions measured at current price, climbed to 10.75tri/-in 2016 from 9.24tri/- in 2015, according to a Bank of Tanzania report “This performance was mainly on account of good performance in agriculture and manufacturing sectors,” says the report titled South Eastern Zone Economic Performance Report For the Year Ending June 2017.


According to the report, Ruvuma accounted for 37.6 percent of zone’s GDP followed by Mtwara (26.1 percent), Lindi (18.9 percent) and Coast (17.4 percent). “As regards to growth, Lindi Region took the lead by registering growth of 20.3 percent, followed by Mtwara (18.6 percent), and Ruvuma and Coast regions at 14.2 and 13.5 percent, respectively,” the report said.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

INCOTERMS RULES 2010 (ICC)

The Incoterms rules have become an essential part of the daily language of trade. They have been incorporated in contracts for the sale of goods worldwide and provide rules and guidance to importers, exporters, lawyers, transporters, insurers and students of international trade.

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Below are short descriptions of the 11 rules from the Incoterms® 2010 edition. These should be read in the context of the full official text of the rules which can be obtained from the ICC Store

RULES FOR ANY MODE OR MODES OF TRANSPORT

1.     EXW:- Ex Works
“Ex Works” means that the seller delivers when it places the goods at the disposal of the buyer at the seller’s premises or at another named place (i.e.,works, factory, warehouse, etc.). The seller does not need to load the goods on any collecting vehicle, nor does it need to clear the goods for export, where such clearance is applicable.

2.     FCA: - Free Carrier
“Free Carrier” means that the seller delivers the goods to the carrier or another person nominated by the buyer at the seller’s premises or another named place. The parties are well advised to specify as clearly as possible the point within the named place of delivery, as the risk passes to the buyer at that point.

Saturday, 10 February 2018

CONSTRUCTION OF US $10BN BAGAMOYO PORT IN GOOD PROGRESS


  

Bagamoyo Port which upon completion is expected to be the largest in East Africa is expected to kick off operations between 2020 and 2021.

Deputy Minister for Trade, Industries and Investment, Engineer Stella Manyanya told parliament yesterday that Bagamoyo Port is expected to boost the country’s economy and attract major investments to the country.

Construction of the port is being carried out through a collaboration of China and Oman. Also to be constructed around Bagamoyo area are over 190 industries, including the manure processing industry that will be put up by the government of Oman.When fully developed, the Bagamoyo Special Economic Zone will attract about 700 industries to become a strategic investment zone in East Africa.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

JAPANESE CEOs IN DAR FOR BUSINESS TIES






A TOTAL of 13 Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and Senior management officers from Japan were expected in Dar es Salaam yesterday to see the economic dynamism and re-confirm their ties in supporting development programmes (reports the Daily News)


The delegation will be in the country until February 3, this year. According to the statement released by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the coming Japanese business people play a crucial role in the internship program.

Sunday, 4 February 2018

REGIONAL COUNTRIES TOLD TO BOOST COOPERATION

SUB-SAHARAN African countries need to boost development cooperation to realize the goal of creating the world’s largest trading area, Africa’s Continental Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), a Zambian scholar has said.

Speaking at the Second ICWA India-Africa Conference held under the India Africa Forum Summit in Dar es Salaam, recently, Mr. Caesar Cheelo, a Senior Researcher Fellow from the Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research said member states need to gain internal impetus for enhanced international  and international trade, infrastructural and Industrial development, jobs and geo-political and security cooperation, among other things.

THE 'TEN COMMANDMENT OF PUBLIC PROCUREMENT'


Synopsis  
These Ten Commandments are called The Ten Commandment of Public Procurement’. 
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The commandment are not from a physical Mountain but rather a result of the founder’s mountain of knowledge coupled with vast practicing experience in the field of Public Procurement. Procurement professionals, procurement practitioners, stakeholders and general Public must follow these commandments in order to find the Promised Land which is hereby termed ‘Delivery with Compliance’.

The ten commandment have been developed after a careful scrutiny of the provisions of the Public Procurement Act, Public Procurement Regulations, Guidelines from the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority, standard Bidding documents from various procurement categories, Various Procurement Audit Reports by public bodies and other supplementary materials related to the field including Procurement Professional ethical code of conduct.

The Ten commandment are aimed at providing a quick reference to key issues provided under the Public Procurement Act and its regulations and are subject to revision by the author as shall be deemed necessary.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

FORUM CALLS FOR SPEEDY HARMONIZATION OF PROCUREMENT POLICY


The East African Procurement Forum (EAPF) has called upon the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat to expedite approval of harmonized East African public procurement policy and legislation in accordance with the provisions of the East African Common Market Protocol and the Monetary Union.


The call is one of the resolutions passed by participants at the conclusion of the 10th EAPF which was held in Kampala recently.

According to information from PPRA (https://www.ppra.go.tz/) The forum, which took place under the theme Leveraging Technology for Improved Procurement Outcomes,  also called on each partner state to embrace an e-Government procurement system that fitted well in existing e-government programs and urged EAC to report on how the region was addressing pertinent issues including harmonization of the procurement curricula.  

Saturday, 27 January 2018

IS IT TIME TO THINK OF DEACTIVATING TENDER BOARDS AND INTRODUCE A MECHANISM OF PROCUREMENT PROFESSIONAL OPINION, THE KENYAN STYLE?

Under Institutional arrangement set forth in the Tanzania Public Procurement Act (2011) as amended (2016), the Tender Board is a key approving authority with functions as prescribed under Section 33 which include (inter alia) deliberation on the recommendations from the Procurement Management Unit and approval of award of contracts, review all applications for variations, addenda or amendments to ongoing contracts, approval of tendering and contract documents; approval procurement and disposal by tender procedures and ensuring that best practices in relation to procurement and disposal by tender are strictly adhered by procuring entities

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As a matter of emphasis, no procurement transaction is completed without obtaining prior approval of the Tender Board from initiation of tender up to award of the same. The accounting Officer has functions as prescribed under section 36.

Having made an overview on the institutional set up on the Kenyan side, I noted that our neighboring Country had similar style on establishment of Tender Committees (same as Tender Boards for the Tanzanian case) as approving authorities before the operationalization of the new public procurement act of Kenya (2015).

The New Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act, 2015  of Kenya which came into effect on 07th January 2016 through Treasury Circular No. 02/2016 of 29th March 2016 (Regulations still at drafting stage) deactivated Tender Committees (or simply omitted them) and a new mechanism of Procurement professional opinion introduced.

Pursuant to a requirement under section 86 of the PPAK/2015, upon receiving the evaluation report, the Head of Procurement Management unit review the tender evaluation report and provide a signed professional opinion to the Accounting Officer on the procurement or asset disposal proceedings.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

E PROCUREMENT ON ITS INTRODUCTION STAGE IN TANZANIA

The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania selected EUROPEAN DYNAMICS’ e-PPS platform for the e-Procurement activities of its Public Sector.

The Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) of Tanzania awarded a contract to EUROPEAN DYNAMICS (ED) for the implementation of its national e-Procurement system. ED will deliver the system and all the necessary software and hardware infrastructure on a turn-key basis.

The e-PPS based system offered by ED will function as a comprehensive e-Procurement System to assist the government in carrying out complete public procurements electronically. The system includes major modules for the full e-procurement cycle. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

TANePS (Tanzanian National e-Procurement System) is a web-based, collaborative system, developed in accordance with the requirement of public procurement laws, to facilitate public procurement processes in Tanzania. It offers a secure, interactive, dynamic environment for carrying out procurement of all categories, complexity or value.

Monday, 22 January 2018

GPSA LIST OF SUPPLIERS AWARDED FRAMEWORK CONTRACTS FOR COMMON USE ITEMS (CUIS) 2017/2018

The Government Procurement Services Agency (GPSA) was established under the Executive Agency Act CAP 245 R.E 2009 and came into effect through Government Notice (GN). No. 235 of 7th December 2007 and its amendments through Government Notice No.133 of 13th , April, 2012;  

The Agency is responsible for procurement, storage and distribution of stock items for re-sale to Government and Non-government institutions, provision of clearing and forwarding  and consultancy services, and warehousing facilities, arranging for  ‘procurement of common use items and services’ by Ministries, Independent Department and Agencies (MDAs) and Local Government Authorities (LGAs) using framework contracts.

PPRA ISSUES STANDARD BIDDING DOCUMENT FOR DESIGN AND BUILD WORKS

The Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) of Tanzania issued a Standard Tendering Document for Design and Build of Construction Works on October 2017 for use by Procuring entities.

The issued document which is to be used under both National and International Competitive Tendering was prepared by the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) in collaboration with Attorney General Chamber (AGC), National Construction Council (NCC) and Architects and Quantity Surveyors Registration Board (AQRB), for use by Procuring Entities (PEs) in the procurement of Design and Build of Construction Works through National and International Competitive Tendering (NCT&ICT) procedures.

The procedures and practices presented in the document were developed through broad international experience, and are mandatory for use in public projects that are financed in whole or in part by Government funds in accordance with the provisions of the Public Procurement Act. No. 7 of 2011, Public Procurement (amended) Act 2016 and the Public Procurement Regulations, 2013 – Government Notice No. 446 and Public Procurement (amended) Regulations, 2016 – Government Notice No. 333.

The issued document has XI section listed below: -
Section I:        Invitation for Tenders (IFT)
Section II:      Instructions to Tenderers (ITT)
Section III:    Tender Data Sheet (TDS)
Section V:      Evaluation and Qualification Criteria
Section VII:   Special Conditions of Contract (SCC)
Section VIII:  Drawings
Section IX:     Tender Forms
Section X:       Forms of security
Section XI:     Forms of Integrity

Saturday, 20 January 2018

GOVT PLEASED WITH USE OF FORCE ACCOUNT IN WORKS