Zambian SMEs are invited to become PEPZ verified suppliers
Large Zambian corporations are invited to register their interest
A PEPZ Business Linkages Programme initiative funded by UKaid
There is a strong commercial case for large national and international corporations in Zambia to purchase locally. Local trade can shorten import dependent supply chains; reduce costs through cheaper local suppliers and transport; enhance local brand perception; indirectly create more jobs; and improve carbon footprint.
Despite these potential benefits, corporations often depend on international supply chains because many local SMEs have not been able to meet their supply needs and trade expectations.
This Portal strengthens the relationships between local SME suppliers and large corporations and provides an opportunity for mutually beneficial trade partnerships.
It offers a platform for like-minded, forward-thinking corporations doing business in Zambia to actively engage with local suppliers they can depend on to deliver.
Local SMEs gain access to buyers from large corporations. They get the support they need to meet large order requirements and do business to the standards expected by national and international corporations.
Funded by UKaid, Private Enterprise Programme Zambia (PEPZ) is strengthening the capacity of Zambian micro, small and medium enterprises in order to help diversify the Zambian economy and create jobs
Business Linkages Programme (BLP) has is being implemented under PEPZ to strengthen the relationship between local SME suppliers and large corporations through supplier development programmes and the matchmaking of buyers and suppliers
Implemented under the BLP, the Zambia B2B portal seeks to increase trade between local SME suppliers and large corporations through the creation of a database of suppliers and buyers and the provision of electronic tools to enable buyers to submit tender information and receive bids from suppliers