The Zambia Public Procurement Authority says it has examined the evaluation report submitted by the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services and has observed that the procurement of 75 motorbikes in two lots of 45 and 30 was conducted through a National Competitive Bidding process.
During the evaluation of the tender, Kafelix Investments Limited was the lowest evaluated bidder among six other bidders which included Best Bikes Limited, Honda Limited, Saro Agro Industries Limited, SARAGO General Dealers Limited, Palmate Limited, and Bairenes Trading Limited.
ZPPA Director General Idah Chella has revealed in a statement that based on the report from the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services, Kafelix Investments Limited failed to deliver the goods at a contract sum of K9, 885, 010.
Mrs. Chella said the contract was awarded on 4th August 2021 and signed on 7th December 2021 and was extended this year in May by the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services with the last day of delivery being Wednesday, 31st August 2022.
She said that ZPPA will institute an investigation in accordance with the Law which provides that a bidder or supplier shall be suspended from participating in procurement where there is non-performance or underperformance of contractual obligations.