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Gov’t Suspends Over 60 Companies From Supplying Goods & Services Due To Forgery

By Elite News Reporter

The government of Uganda, through the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets (PPDA), has announced a list of over fifty companies that have since been suspended from supplying goods and services or being awarded contracts to undertake any works on behalf of the state.

According to Benson Turamye, the Executive Director PPDA, the Authority received recommendations from different Entities under Local and Central Government to suspend different companies from participating in public procurement and disposal of public assets proceedings for submitting various forged documents under several tenders.

The Authority investigated the matters and found that the firms breached the Code of Ethics of Providers.

In accordance with Section 8(1)(f) and 94 of the PPDA Act 2003, the Board of

Directors considered the recommendations and resolved to suspend the providers contained in the table below.

Please note the following:

1. The above suspension applies to any successor in interest, which includes any Entity that is substantially similar to a suspended Entity or which employs or is associated with any

partner, member, officer, director, responsible managing officer or responsible managing employee of a suspended business Entity in accordance with Regulation 12 (5) of the PPDA Regulations, 2014;

2. Under Regulation 12 (4) of the PPDA Regulations 2014, the suspension does not relieve the provider of responsibility or obligations under any existing contract placed prior to the suspension; and

3. Under Regulations 12 (9) and (10) of the PPDA Regulations 2014, after the expiry of the period of suspension, a provider may apply to the Authority, in writing, to be removed from the list of suspended providers and the Authority shall remove the provider from the list of suspended providers within fifteen (15) working days after the application.

In addition to the above, during the suspension period, all Procuring and Disposing Entities shall

not:

1. Award contracts to the suspended companies;

2. Sell or issue solicitation documents to the suspended companies or in any way solicit bids

from them; and

3. Enter into any other dealings or communication with the suspended companies except in respect to existing contracts placed prior to the suspension.

The Authority would like to remind you that the information relating to suspended providers is

displayed on the Authority’s Notice Board and Website at www.ppda.go.ug.

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