By BUUMBA CHIMBULU
GLOBAL Seals Zambia Limited has been suspended from participating in public procurement in the country for two years.
The Zambia Public Procurement Authority (ZPPA) suspended the firm for failing to perform contractual obligations.
ZPPA Director General, Idah Chella, said the decision to suspend Global Seal Zambia Limited was pursuant to section 96 of the Public Procurement Act No. 8 of 2020 and regulation 167 of the Public Procurement Regulations, 2011.
Ms Chella advised all procuring entities to ensure that they did not award contracts to Global Seals Zambia Limited, sale or issue solicitation documents or enter into any other dealings or communications with the company.
This will however not affect existing contracts signed before the suspension.
She said this in a circular issued to all permanent secretaries and controlling officers, chief executive officers of parastatals and statutory bodies, all town clerks and council secretaries of local authorities.
Ms Chella explained that the suspension included any “successor in interest” including any entity which employs, or was associated with any partners, directors or other officers considered as successors in interest.