Articles tagged 'state procurement board'

Local contractors to get mega projects 1 December 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwean government is mulling to prioritise local construction firms on mega projects as a way of preserving scarce foreign currency. The southern African country is facing an acute shortage of foreign currency, which has affected importation of critical products such as fuel a...
Engaging local contractors welcome 1 December 2018 HARARE - Elsewhere in this edition, we report a major Zimbabwe government policy announcement that it is mulling to prioritise local construction firms on mega projects as a way of preserving scarce foreign currency. This move will provide a lifeline to local contractors during this time of in...
Govt to build service stations in Hre, Masvingo 14 January 2018 HARARE - The State Procurement Board (SPB) has invited qualified contractors to submit sealed bids for construction of service stations in Masvingo and Harare. The tender invites are contained in a Government Gazette published on Friday by the SPB acting principal officer Samson Mutanhaurwa. ...
The circus goes on, but who cares! 2 July 2017 AUDITOR General (AG), Mildred Chiri, has tabled reports in the National Assembly that make for sad reading. A perusal of the voluminous documents produced by the AG, who must be commended for her courage in telling it like it is, confirms what we had long feared; that there is a complete break...
ZimStats fails to account for $28m: AG 29 June 2017 HARARE - A report by Auditor-General (AG) Mildred Chiri has exposed serious loopholes at the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZimStat) which failed to account for $28 million used during the 2012 national census — amid concerns over veracity of suppliers' invoices and suspicious registers of ...
'15 parastatals face collapse' 27 June 2017 HARARE - The Auditor-General Midred Chiri (pictured)has warned about the ability of 15 State-owned enterprises to continue as a going concern. In her State Enterprises and Parastatals Report of 2016, the government auditor named Zesa Holdings (Zesa) and its subsidiaries; TelOne, Grain Marketin...
It's time govt acts on AG expose's 27 June 2017 HARARE - The Auditor-General (AG) Mildred Chiri has once again shaken the birdcage, as she unveiled yet more reports exposing the rot in President Robert Mugabe's government  and State-run institutions. According to the 2016 reports, financial indiscipline — gross misappropriation and abuse of...
Kuwaza death: Questions arise 20 April 2017 HARARE - Family members and friends of former top civil servant and chairperson of the State Procurement Board (SPB), Charles Kuwaza — who died on Tuesday after falling nine floors from a high-rise Harare building — are raising doubts about claims that he may have committed suicide. Speaking t...
Kuwaza dies in Harare fall 19 April 2017 HARARE - Former top civil servant and chairperson of the State Procurement Board (SPB), Charles Kuwaza ,63, plunged to his death yesterday after falling nine floors from a high-rise Harare building — in a tragic case which is suspected to have been suicide. At the time of his death yesterday a...
Ex-SPB boss faces arrest 3 February 2017 HARARE - Former State Procurement Board (SPB) chairperson, Charles Kuwaza, could be arrested after legislators from across the political divide called for the instigation of contempt of  Parliament charges against him. Ruling Zanu PF and opposition MDC MPs yesterday united in calling for conte...
Act on Chiri's findings 27 June 2016 HARARE - Last week, Auditor-General, Mildred Chiri, once again exposed the sickening rot and malpractices in most public institutions and authorities. She presented shocking reports that divulged corruption and gross misgovernance in State-run institutions and local authorities. In her repo...
Massive looting at parastatals exposed 25 June 2016 HARARE - Auditor-General Mildred Chiri says Zimbabwe has been prejudiced of tens of millions of dollars in corruption scandals taking place at the country's parastatals. The depressingly familiar news comes at a time when the country is struggling to make ends meet, with the government continu...
'Ex-SPB boss has case to answer' 17 February 2016 HARARE - Parliament yesterday moved to have ex-State Procurement Board (SPB) chairperson Charles Kuwaza arrested on charges of showing contempt for the august House. The parliamentary portfolio committee on Mines and Energy said Kuwaza had a case for contempt of Parliament to answer and his at...
Zim's 300MW solar tender awarded 13 October 2015 HARARE - One local and about two Chinese companies have been given the tender to produce 300 megawatts (MW) of solar power in Gwanda, Insukamini and Munyati — nearly three years after the original plan was unveiled. The State Procurement Board (SPB) and its accounting officer, the Zimbabwe Pow...
Zim grants electricity tenders worth $2,4bn 30 June 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe has granted electricity tenders worth $2,4 billion to national power utility Zesa Holdings in an effort to ease power outages in the country, a top official has said. Charles Kuwaza, State Procurement Board (SPB)'s chairman, yesterday told the Mines and Energy Parliamentary p...
We did not violate tender laws: Kuwaza 7 April 2014 HARARE - State Procurement Board (SPB) executive chairman Charles Kuwaza says there was no violation of laws and procedure in advising the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) to engage two extra bidders for its intended solar projects in Gwanda. The development also comes as the key economic agency a...
Nothing corrupt about solar tender: Mavhaire 28 March 2014 HARARE - Energy minister Dzikamai Mavhaire says there is “nothing corrupt” about expanding the number of bidders and implementation partners for a major solar tender project since Zimbabwe is in critical need of power. This comes as the Masvingo senator and the State Procurement Board (SPB) ha...
Govt cracks down on procurement malpractice 27 March 2014 HARARE - Government has moved swiftly to crack down on a recent wave of public sector procurement malpractice, by assigning the Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure and Utilities to monitor transactions and ensure transparency. Now industry players are urging the committee to join forces with t...
Govt floats airports upgrade tender 14 January 2014 HARARE - The State Procurement Board has floated a tender for the upgrade of the Harare and Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo international airports’ navigation and communication systems. In the Government Gazette published on Friday, the board invited bidders for the supply and installation of air traffic...
Legislators' cars cost taxpayers $16m 13 November 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe's free spending government is splashing $16 million on top-of-the-range off-road vehicles at a time when many people are facing starvation. The tender, floated yesterday by the State Procurement Board, is inviting bids for Isuzu trucks and Toyota Prados. The Central Mechan...
Businesswoman in tender scam 2 August 2013 HARARE - Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (Caaz) has dragged the director of a cleaning service company to court on allegations of using fake documents to win a contract from the State Procurement Board (SPB). Venah Kufakunesu, the director of Sterile System Hygienic Services (Pvt) Ltd is ...