Procurement issues have been of great importance to the nation. Information on how contracts are awarded and who they are awarded to is a big deal.
The Public Procurement Authority (PPA) on Monday unveiled the Public Procurement Database Registration Portal; to ensure higher level of information, publicity and transparency on public procurement issues.
According to GNA, all suppliers, contractors and consultants interested in government tenders must as a matter of law, register with valid documents as per supplier qualification requirements of Section 22 of Act 663 as amended.
The registration could be done on the newly developed Centralised Supplier Registration Portal available on www.ppaghana.org at an initial registration fee of GH¢300 and $200 for local and foreign firms respectively, using any of the electronic payment systems.
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Speaking at the launch of the portal in Accra, Mr Agyenim Boateng Adjei, Chief Executive Officer, PPA, said: “We wish to assure the Public that these documentations will be taken through rigorous vetting process for verification and validation to establish their credibility to engage in Government of Ghana tenders and execute contracts.”
He said the process would bring about a number of benefits, such as procuring entities having the necessary assurances that these service providers enlisted on the PPA database were credible and worthy of transacting business with government, especially when they would have to rely on this database for the selection of service providers for Single Source, Restricted Tendering and Request for Quotations procurement methods or even other procurement procedures such as Framework Agreements.
Others are, suppliers being also relieved of the burden of multiple registrations at various procuring entities, which eventually increases their cost of doing business.
The following mandatory eligibility documents are required as attachment to the registration application – Business Registration Certificates (including incorporation, Form 3 and Form B), valid Value Added Tax (VAT) Registration Certificate, and valid Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT).
Others are Ministry of Works and Housing Certificate, Labour Certificate (where applicable) and Ministry of Roads and Highways Certificate.
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