The PEPZ Business Linkages Portal

Forging links for mutual success

Forging links for mutual success

About Us

The PEPZ Business Linkages Programme aims to facilitate and create a model for like-minded, forward-thinking corporations doing business in Zambia to actively engage in promoting targeted local sourcing, matchmaking and local supplier development. The portal focuses on targeted local sourcing and supplier development as linked processes. The diagrams below depicts the sustainable approach and why other approaches do not work.

Grow your Network

Forging links for mutual success

How it works

Use the Business Linkages Portal to:

  • Register (if you are not already registered)
  • Connect with anchor companies
  • View tender documents published by anchor companies you are connected to
  • View procurement guidelines and policies published by the anchor companies your are connected to
  • Bid on tenders for which your are eligible
  • View upcoming events and news regarding business linkages
  • Receive technical assistance.

Guidelines

The criteria to be shortlisted for inclusion in the programme are:

  • A Registered entity doing business for profit.
  • Legally operating for more than 1 year.
  • Majority owned by Zambian citizens.
  • Employing more than 5 people full-time.
  • Demonstrating a commitment to increasing opportunities for women
  • Supplying a product or a service that is competitive and of value to corporations
  • Willing to benefit from matchmaking with corporations
  • Willing to be assessed to identify areas for improvement
  • Demonstrating a commitment to environmental sustainability

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Once registered you will be able to:

  • Connect with anchor companies
  • View tender documents published by anchor companies you are connected to
  • View procurement guidelines and policies published by the anchor companies your are connected to
  • Bid on tenders for which your are eligible
  • View upcoming events and news regarding business linkages
  • Receive technical assistance
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Once registered you will be able to:

  • Choose from a list of suppliers in the portal database
  • Rate and review suppliers
  • Publish your policy and procedure documents regarding procurement
  • Publish your queries or tenders and collect bids from suppliers

Business Linkages

The business linkages programme setup under the Private Enterprise Programmes Zambia (PEP Zambia) aims to breakdown business barriers that exist between businesses in Zambia. The Business Linkages Portal is an electronic platform implemented under The PEPZ Business Linkages Programme to catalyze the interaction between business entities through the creation of a database of suppliers and buyers, provision of electronic tools to enable buyers to submit tender information and receive bids from suppliers. In addition, the portal will allow suppliers and buyers to exchange critical informaton regarding procurement policies and guide lines and any other information that may be relevant in the interaction between buyers and suppliers

Supplier Benefits

  • Access to an expanding database of buyers
  • Ability to view procurement activities such as tenders, queries etc
  • Access to more information regarding the procurement policies and guidelines of partner companies
  • Technical assistance from PEPZ
  • Greater visibility through advertising and access to events

Buyer Benefits

  • Access to an ever expanding database of suppliers
  • Ability to screen suppliers through a rating and review mechanism
  • Get more competitive pricing through an electronic bidding system that allows more suppliers to participate
  • Simplified and centralized dissemination of procurement policy documents

Bid for Tenders

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Corporate Members

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