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Zambia : Country Procurement Assessment Report, Volume 1. Main Report

PROCUREMENT ASSESSMENT METHODS EVALUATION CRITERIA LEGAL & REGULATORY FRAMEWORK PUBLIC SECTOR MANAGEMENT MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE CHANGES CAPACITY CONSTRAINTS BUDGET ADMINISTRATION TRANSFER SYSTEMS CORRUPT PRACTICES INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY CONTRACT MANAGEMENT REFORM POLICY SUPERVISORY STRUCTURES BIDDING PROCESS TENDER CONDITIONS REGULATORY BODIES LAW ENFORCEMENT DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE MANAGEMENT PROCUREMENT PLANS RECORDS MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTABILITY ADMINISTRATIVE CAPACITY ANTI-CORRUPTION ANTI-CORRUPTION ACTIONS AUDITS AUTHORITY AWARD OF CONTRACTS BUDGET SYSTEM CERTIFICATION CIF CIRCULARS CIVIL SERVICE COMMUNITY DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT COMPETITIVE BIDDING COMPLAINTS CONFLICTS OF INTEREST CORRUPT PRACTICES CUSTOMS DECENTRALIZATION DEMOCRACY ENACTMENT FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FINANCIAL SYSTEMS FOREIGN DEBT FOREIGN EXCHANGE GOOD GOVERNANCE GOVERNMENT ACTION HUMAN RESOURCE HUMAN RESOURCES IMPLEMENTING AGENCIES INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK INSTITUTIONAL REFORMS INSTITUTIONAL WEAKNESSES INTEGRITY LAWS LEGAL FRAMEWORK LEGISLATION LOCAL COUNCILS MARKETING COMPANIES MEDICAL STORES MINISTRY OF FINANCE NATIONAL PLANNING NATIONS PACKAGING PARASTATAL ORGANIZATIONS POLITICAL INTERFERENCE POLITICIANS PRIORITIES PRIVATE SECTOR INVOLVEMENT PROCUREMENT POLICIES PROFESSIONALS PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION PUBLIC EXPENDITURE PUBLIC EXPENDITURE MANAGEMENT PUBLIC EXPENDITURES PUBLIC FUNDS PUBLIC PROCUREMENT PUBLIC PROCUREMENT SYSTEM PUBLIC SECTOR PUBLIC SERVICE PURCHASING REPRESENTATIVES ROAD SECTOR SANCTIONS SERVICE DELIVERY TELECOMMUNICATIONS TRANSPARENCY
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Washington, DC
Africa | Zambia
2013-08-21T21:23:36Z | 2013-08-21T21:23:36Z | 2002-10-28

The legal framework lacks robustness, and features structural and content inadequacies. Two current practices foster corruption and higher prices: using negotiations as an accepted procurement method, and, misusing the registration system for purchases from short-listed firms. Furthermore, procurement management is weak, showing incomplete procurement files, producing therefore avoidable losses for the government, while inadequacies in budget allocation, and in the funds release system reveal significant release delays, seriously affecting project implementation and contract management. Within this context, it is recommended to establish a procurement reform task force to initiate, and oversee the implementation set in the action plan developed by this CPAR. Moreover, the policy, and supervisory role of the Zambia National Tender Board (ZNTB) should be established, even prior to the new procurement legislation. The plan for a complete delegation of procurement authority should be finalized within a phased three-year period, and a professional procurement cadre should be established, defining its composition, with measures to support the management function. Other recommendations include the re-design of a registration list system, implementation of anti-corruption actions, and, introduction of appropriate procurement planning, and a new filing system.

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