ACBF Grantees Procurement

The mandate of the African Capacity Building Foundation to ensure that procurement in projects and programs financed by the ACBF is conducted in accordance with the provisions of the grant agreement, which require that grant proceeds are used only for the purposes for which the grant, is provided. As part of the fiduciary oversight role played by the Foundation to its grantees, proper attention is paid to economy and efficiency in the procurement processes of these grantees. Accordingly, the Foundation requires that the most open competitive procedures for procurement of goods, works and services be used by the projects in implementing procurement activities. The procurement procedures should give fair and equal opportunity to contractors, suppliers and consultants. Transparency is also essential in the procurement process.

To ensure that procurement is carried out in accordance to these principles as well as procurement international best practices, the Foundation has developed Procurement Guidelines for ACBF grant recipients and sub-grantees, which govern ACBF financed procurement. Further the Foundation has, in line with the requirements of the Multilateral Development Banks, also developed Standard Bidding Documents that should be used by the grantees. As the expenditure through public contracts is a sizeable portion of the grantees expenditure, increased efficiency, fairness, transparency and equal opportunity are strategically critical for achieving the project’s goals and objectives.

The pages in this section are arranged under the following main themes:

Contact Us

For project procurement-related questions and concerns, contact:

The Procurement Specialist, Procurement Unit on
African Capacity Building Foundation, 2 Fairbairn Drive, Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe, Tel:   +263 4 304663 /304622 /332002 /332014

The remarkable achievements ACBF has registered over the past 26 years is not by accident in our opinion. They have come through hard work, dedication, commitment, purposeful leadership, support from the member countries as well as productive partnership building.

Mr. Lamin Momodou MANNEH, Director, UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa , ,

The recognition of ACBF as the African Union’s Specialized Agency for Capacity Development launches the beginning of a new era for capacity building by ACBF, which will require an appropriate level of political commitment and financial support from all stakeholders.

H.E. Erastus Mwencha, Chair, ACBF Executive Board , ,

Ghana’s partnership with ACBF is a tremendous blessing for us and therefore the opportunity for Ghana to host the 26th ACBF Board of Governors Meeting is something that we treasure. 

Hon Ken Ofori Atta – Minister of Finance, Ghana , ,

Africa needs ACBF as much, probably more now, than at the time it was created in 1991.

Hon. Goodall Gondwe, Chair of the ACBF Board of Governors and Minister of Finance – Malawi , ,

ACBF has been granted the status of a specialized agency because of the potential to transform Africa through capacity development.


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