13 shortlisted for $700m Oil supply contract(corrected)
THE Zambia Public Procurement Authority (ZPPA) says it will select final bidders for the procurement of crude oil and finished products next month. Zambia in February invited tenders for the supply of 1.4 million tonnes of oil after the expiry of a contract with Glencore under a two-year arrangement from March 2010.
ZPPA director-general Danies Chisenga says currently evaluations are in process for the firms that expressed interest to procure oil. Mr Chisenga said in an interview in Lusaka last week that the Ministry of Mines is evaluating the bids and is in the process of selecting the companies that will win the tender for crude oil and finished products.
“We expect the final bidders to be announced next month as soon as the ministry finishes the evaluations, the technical committee will report to us for the final report,” he said. Recently, ZPPA said 10foreign companies, including Glencore Energy UK Limited, tendered to supply oil to Zambia for a period of two years starting this year.
others are Mercury Energy Trading (SA), Agipol Africa Limited, Gunvor (SA) and Crown Hill Investments Limited.
The rest are KenolKobil Limited, Trafigura PTE Limited, Vitol SA, Independent Petroleum Group Company of Kuwait and Addax Energy SA.
ZPPA also said 12 companies had tendered for a separate contract to supply oil products, 217 million litres of diesel and 21 million litres of petrol to Zambia.
[Zambia Daily Mail]