Procurement


Procurement plays an essential role in enabling the Commission carry out its mandate within the realm of good governance and accountability, borrowing its activities from procurement best practices around the world to establish the most appropriate policies and procedures that meet LVBC’s needs.

This section has been designed to provide useful information to prospective and registered suppliers and contractors on the process followed by the EAC/LVBC when sourcing for goods, services and works.

The EAC/LVBC Procurement Unit is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the sourcing, selection, and contract execution for the Lake Victoria Basin Secretariat.

Procurement Policies and Procedures

The Lake Victoria Basin Commission is committed to transparency at all stages of procurement, the initial decision to buy, through the selection of a supplier, to disposal of assets.

Procurement Principles

Value for Money; Effective competition; Fairness and Integrity; Transparency; Accountability and Interest of EAC/LVBC and its Stakeholders are key principles all of which must receive due consideration when undertaking a procurement.

Conflict of Interest

The EAC/LVBC shall ensure that all potential participants in a specific procurement or disposal action do not have any potential or actual conflict of interest.

Criminal activities and sanctions

The EAC/LVBC shall, whenever it suspects that criminal activities are taking or have taken place, refer the matter to the appropriate civil authorities. These activities include bribery, fraud, coercion and collusion.

Supplier Eligibility

The EAC/LVBC shall entertain bids or award contracts to, suppliers who meet the legal, ethical and quality requirements of the EAC. This will require the ascertainment and confirmation by the EAC/LVBC of the qualifications of suppliers or contractors at any stage of the procurement proceedings.

Partner-funded Projects

EAC/LVBC is authorized by the Financial Rules and Regulations to comply with Development Partner requirements for the conduct of procurements being conducted with Development Partner Funds, including following the procurement procedures of the Development Partner, and obtaining approval of procurement actions in advance by the Development Partner.

Taxes and Duties

EAC has diplomatic status and is not required to pay taxes and duties on its procurements.

Procurement Method

The choice of procurement method is influenced by a number of factors, such as market conditions, complexity of the requirement, monetary value of the procurement, donor conditions and whether goods, works, or services are procured. Location and urgency may also have an effect on the choice of solicitation method, and the procedures applied.

Open and Limited Competition

Open International or open Regional competition shall be the preferred method of competition as it best satisfies the principles of best value for money, transparency and effective competition. If an open international or regional competition cannot be held, a Limited international or regional competition may be carried out. Limited competition shall be for international or regional competition may be carried out. Limited competition shall be for short-listed suppliers selected in a non-discriminatory manner in rosters, pre-qualifications, expressions of interest, market research etc. Regional competition shall be limited to suppliers in the Partner States.

Least Cost Selection (LCS)

Least Cost Selection is the evaluation methodology that recommends the lowest priced bid, which meets all the requirements of EAC/LVBC both commercial and technical. The lowest priced bid which is eligible, compliant, responsive and meets the minimum qualifying technical mark shall be the best evaluated bid and shall be recommended for award of contract.

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PROGRAMS & PROJECTS

LVB IWRMP

Lake Victoria Basin Integrated Water Resources Management Programme (LVB IWRMP) Lake Victoria Integrated Water Resources Management Programme (LVB IWRMP) is a regional programme coordinated by Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) and implemented in the four Partner States of the East ...
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EVENTS

9TH MARA DAY CELEBRATIONS

Dates: 14th - 15th September, 2020
Venue: Virtual Online Event
The Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) in partnership with the Ministry of East African Community Affairs, Republic of Kenya, Ministry of Environment & Natural Resources, Ministry of Water and Irrigation, ...
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Dates: 18th - 22nd June, 2018
Venue: Protea Hotel, Entebbe, Republic of Uganda
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Regional Population, Health & Environment Symposium 2017 – ENDED

Dates: 27th - 28th September, 2017
Venue: Imperial Golf View Hotel, Station Road Entebbe, Central Region, Uganda
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LVBCON 2017

Date: 15th – 16th February 2017
Venue: Mwanza, Tanzania
The conference will bring together institutions and individuals who have useful information to share. The theme of the conference is “Harnessing Science and Research for Improved collaborative management ...
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NEWS

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