Standardized Guidelines on CRB Procurement Procedures

Zambia Community-Based Natural Resources Management (CBNRM) Governance Manuals

Community Resources Boards (CRBs) with technical guidance from the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) are mandated to procure goods and services on behalf of the respective chiefdom in conformity with the provisions of the Public Procurement Act No. 8 of 2020, Public Finance Management Act No. 1 of 2018, Public Financial Regulations of 2020 and Zambia Wildlife Act No.14 of 2015. It is however important for all CRBs to comply with the provisions of the legal frameworks pertaining to the procurement of goods and services. In this regard, these guidelines provide a standardized procurement procedure for CRBs countrywide and eliminate discrepancies and irregularities in the procurement system for community structures.

The general objective is to provide standardized and comprehensive procurement procedures for CRBs and Village Action Groups (VAGs) in conformity with Government regulations for the betterment of socioeconomic status and wildlife conservation in Game Management Areas (GMAs) and Open Areas.