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The Health Professions Authority (HPA) held a sensitisation workshop on the New Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act (Chapter 22:23) on 20th April 2018 at Rainbow Towers Hotel in Harare. The workshop was attended by HPA Board members, Council members and HPA Staff members.

The aim of the workshop was to sensitize the Authority and Councils on the new procurement regulations. Presenting at the workshop, Mr Forward Mudzimu from the Ministry of Health and Child Care, explained that the Standard Operating Procedures for Procurement had been developed to ensure use of public resources with due care for economy, efficiency, effectiveness and transparency in procurement management. “The policies, procedures and practices specified in this Procurement Procedures Manual for Ministry of Health and Child Care are meant to provide instructions and guidance to all staff dealing with procurement within the Ministry” he said.

Objectives of the New Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act

The objectives of the Act are -

  1. to ensure that procurement is effected in a manner that is transparent, fair, honest, cost-effective and competitive; and
  2. to promote competition among bidders; and
  3. to provide for the fair and equitable treatment of all bidders, leading to procurement contracts that represent good value for money; and
  4. to promote the integrity of, and fairness and public confidence in, procurement processes; and
  5. to secure the implementation of any environmental, social, economic and other policy that is authorised or required by any law to be taken into account by a procuring entity in procurement proceedings,

    The Health Professions Authority (HPA) held a sensitisation workshop on the New Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act (Chapter 22:23) on 20th April 2018 at Rainbow Towers Hotel in Harare. The workshop was attended by HPA Board members, Council members and HPA Staff members.

    The aim of the workshop was to sensitize the Authority and Councils on the new procurement regulations. Presenting at the workshop, Mr Forward Mudzimu from the Ministry of Health and Child Care, explained that the Standard Operating Procedures for Procurement had been developed to ensure use of public resources with due care for economy, efficiency, effectiveness and transparency in procurement management. “The policies, procedures and practices specified in this Procurement Procedures Manual for Ministry of Health and Child Care are meant to provide instructions and guidance to all staff dealing with procurement within the Ministry” he said.

    Objectives of the New Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act

    The objectives of the Act are -

  6. to ensure that procurement is effected in a manner that is transparent, fair, honest, cost-effective and competitive; and
  7. to promote competition among bidders; and
  8. to provide for the fair and equitable treatment of all bidders, leading to procurement contracts that represent good value for money; and
  9. to promote the integrity of, and fairness and public confidence in, procurement processes; and
  10. to secure the implementation of any environmental, social, economic and other policy that is authorised or required by any law to be taken into account by a procuring entity in procurement proceedings.