Frequently Asked Questions

How do you procure through Supplies Branch?

It is simple! There are two ways/options an MDA can procure through supplies branch.
Option 1: (Non-store items)
This method is most suitable for items that would normally not be warehoused and are only procured when need arises.
Download the contract for the item you require from the Supplies Branch website and raise a purchase order directly to the contracted supplier.

Option 2 (store items)
This option is used for store items like stationery, textiles, furniture, toners, tyres e.t.c

What are the advantages of using Supplies Branch contracts?

  • Assurance of high quality goods and services.
  • Cost cutting through economies of scale through bulk purchases.
  • Fast and easy use of existing framework contracts.
  • Lead time is significantly reduced leaving more time for MDA to carry out core mandates.
  • Temporary storage facility of goods.
  • Countrywide presence enhancing range of services.
  • Ease of doing business while ensuring compliance

Does Supplies Branch offer warehousing services?

Yes. Supplies branch provides temporary warehousing services to customers before they collect their goods.

What are advantages of using supplies branch contracts

  • Assurance of high quality goods and services.
  • Cost cutting through economies of scale through bulk purchases.
  • Fast and easy use of existing framework contracts.
  • Lead time is significantly reduced leaving more time for MDA to carry out core mandates.
  • Temporary storage facility of goods.
  • Countrywide presence enhancing range of services.
  • Ease of doing business while ensuring compliance.

Is Supplies Branch a procurement agent?

Yes, Supplies Branch offers agency services to government entities for procurement and disposal of goods and surplus stores respectively. This allows them to concentrate on their core mandates.