How to Register a Business with ZPPA in Zambia

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What is ZPPA (Zambia Public Procurement Authority)?

ZPPA is a Government institution that is mandated to regulate public procurement of goods and services to Government Ministries, institutions and parastatals. Apart from regulating public procurement, ZPPA is also mandated to:

  • Formulate policies regarding public procurement
  • Set standards in public procurement
  • Ensure compliance and performance monitoring in public procurement
  • Professional development in public procurement
  • Information management & dissemination in public procurement click here to learn moreĀ 

These Government institutions and parastatals that fall under public procurement includes, Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC), Zambia Postal Services Corporation (Zampost), Zambia Telecommunications Corporation (Zamtel), Rail Systems of Zambia (RSZ), Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA), Zambia Police (ZP), Zambia National Service (ZNS), Zambia Prisons Service (ZPS), Zambia Army, Patents And Companies Registration Agency (PACRA), Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ), National Road Fund Agency (NFRA), Zambia Development Agency (ZDA), Road Development Agency (RDA), Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA), Examinations Council of Zambia (ECZ), public schools, colleges & universities, public hospitals & clinics, etc.

What is the ZPPA e-GP System?

ZPPA runs an electronic tendering system on their website for registered suppliers and contractors to bid for available Government tenders. The electronic tendering system is called the e-GP System. The e-GP system is only available to registered users (suppliers & contractors) and bidding for tenders is restricted to paid up suppliers and contractors. Click here to learn more

Who qualifies to register as a supplier or contractor with ZPPA?

Any legally registered business (that is business names, private limited companies and public limited companies) that intends to do business with Government ministries, institutions and parastatals as a supplier of goods and services. However, as a business, you must ensure that your business name or company is fully compliant in terms of paying all PACRA (annual returns) and ZRA (tax return) obligations at the time of your application for registration as a supplier.

What are the requirements for registering as a supplier on the e-GP System?

The requirements for any business to register as a supplier on the e-GP system are; PACRA business registration number and ZRA TPIN for the company or for the individual business owner in case of business names.

How do I register my business with ZPPA?

Supplier registration with ZPPA is done online only on the ZPPA website. Registration fee must be paid before supplier registration is confirmed or approved. Payment can be made online using Visa Debit cards or physically by walking into a Zanaco bank or Zanaco Xpress banking agent booth. Deposits are made using the Zanaco Bill Master form. Click here to learn more

How much is the ZPPA supplier registration fee?

The ZPPA supplier registration fee is K300.00 per year as at now.

How long does it take for the ZPPA supplier registration application to be approved?

The application approval takes a maximum of 5 working days and a minimum of 24 hours.

How do I access my ZPPA supplier registration certificate?

The ZPPA registration certificate will be made available in your user dashboard in the e-GP System. To access it, login to your e-GP System user account, download and print your ZPPA supplier registration certificate.

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