Malawi govt says Grandview bid met specifications

Malawi govt says Grandview bid met specifications

Grandview bidder met our Specs – Malawi Govt
THE Malawian Government has justified the selection of Grandview International, a Zambian company, to supply ambulances to that country’s Ministry of Health because the bid met the specification of the requirements as stipulated in the expression of interest.
And a Procurement expert, and Board Chairperson of the Malawi Institute of Procurement and Supply, Amos Nyambo, has explained that it was not always that the lowest priced bidder was considered.
Ministry of Health Spokesperson, Joshua Malango said the local companies failed due to non-compliance to the “minimum specifications as indicated by the ministry in the bid documents.”
“These include the requirement that the ambulances should have a raised roof, ground clearance and payload,” he said.
He said Grandview International had also provided for free service of the ambulances through a local partner in Malawi only identified as Avis.
Meanwhile commenting on the procurement a Procurement expert and Board Chairperson of the Malawi Institute of Procurement and Supply, Amos Nyambo said it not always that the lowest priced bidder was considered to a tender.
He said people must draw a difference between the lowest bidder and the lowest evaluated bidder.
According to Nyambo, price is just one factor to qualify a bidder.
Said Nyambo, “Honestly it would help to look at the Technical report for us to make a technical report for us to make a conclusion on this matter, I know many suppliers fail on technical aspects due to gaps,” he said.
Some organisations in Malawi have questioned the award of the ambulance supply contract to a Zambian Company. – Courtesy of The NATION

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    Mwelwa 6 days ago

    Bokani Soko and his group at it again.

    Bigger international scams as local funds have dried up.

    He knows how to play these politicians and keep out of the limelight but the time will come when he will be held accountable.

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    It was a done deal many months ago before the tender was even advertised. They had already drawn the money and shared the loot. Now it was just to show the donors..Just give us the money so we line our deep pockets. F the country n it’s people for being imbecile or more precise stupid.

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    Daily Nation report? Treat as suspect. The Daily Nation newspaper of Zambia is not to be trusted. How can Toyota the manufacturer of wht Grandview International is supplying be beaten in a tender to supply their own product?

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    $63,000 per unit whilst the same crooks supplied us with useless trucks at $1m per unit. The $42m scam will surely be revisited more than the privatisation issue.