The Procurement Authority of Zimbabwe (PRAZ) has signed a memorandum of understanding with ZIMPOST.
The strategic partnership between the two state owned entities is aimed at facilitating the provision of e-Government services to its clients.
Through this partnership,bidders will register online at the community information centres and send their bids documents to the procurement entities through the ZIMPOST servcies
Speaking during the signing ceremony,the ZIMPOST Acting Post Master General,Dr Isaac Muchokomori,said that the partnership would improve the livelihoods of many people in the country by bridging the gap between demand for critical e-government services and the citizen at large.
“Through this partnership,and in the wake of a continued Covid-19 pandemic waves,Zimpost and PRAZ will together showcase resilience and adaptability,helping the citizens in keeping them connected,and still remain participating in the mainstream procurement processes,”Dr Muchokomori said.
Public procurement is used as a strategic tool to enhance government performance and the quality of services and the PRAZ CEO Clever Ruswa said the partnership between PRAZ and ZIMPOST will facilitate cost effective s submission of tender documents.
“To also reduce the costs of doing business due to travelling to where the procurement entity or PRAZ is located to submit bids,the Authority found it necessary to use the ZIMPOST system in which bids would get at their intended destination without the need to travel and submit bids which is costly and inhibit doing business due to escalated costs,”Mr Ruswa said.