The Public Procurement Authority (PPA), has unveiled a new web portal, in partnership with the National Investment Bank (NIB).

The move is to validate the eligibility and credibility of contractors, suppliers and consultants interested in the Government of Ghana’s tenders.

According to the Authority, all contractors, suppliers and consultants interested in participating are required to register on the portal.

However, they are required to use valid documents, as per supplier qualification requirements of Section 22 of Act 663.

The Chief Executive Officer, of PPA, A.B Adjei said local and foreign firms are to pay GHC300 and $200 respectively as registration fees.

He explained that, the portal was developed to enhance the process of validating supplier eligibility for government contracts.

“It is our hope that all well-meaning Ghanaians will support this initiative and ensure its effective implementation in the country.

“Remember, no registration, no government contract,” he said.

Commenting on the benefits, he said procuring entities would have the assurance that the service providers enlisted on the Authority’s database are credible.

He mentioned that, suppliers shall be relieved of the burden of multiple registrations at various procuring entities.

This he said, increases their cost of doing business, sometimes.

He noted that business registration certificates, valid Value-Added Tax registration certificate, valid SSNIT registration certificate, Ministry of Works and Housing Certificate, Labour Certificate and Ministry of Roads and Highways Certificate are needed for the registration process.

He further stated that, the portal has been launched in accordance with the law, stressing that it would ensure strict compliance in state procurements.

Report by: Stephanie Horsu