On Friday, 21 May 2021, Dundee Precious Metals (DPM) Tsumeb hosted its first Procurement Webinar for suppliers, via Microsoft Teams. The webinar was officially opened by the company’s Vice President and Managing Director, Zebra Kasete and hosted by the Manager: Purchasing, Jackson Kapuka. Over 52 local suppliers attended the Webinar.
Kasete introduced the vision and principles guiding DPM Tsumeb’s procurement approach, which forms part of the local procurement pillar of the national agenda, and emphasized the company’s priority to partner with the community and create value, and ultimately a nation that can sustain itself. The Company will in due course launch a Supplier Development Programme, aiming to mentor Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and provide them an opportunity to access funding from the banking sector, which will resource SMEs to provide goods and services, said Kasete.
DPM Tsumeb requires a variety of products and services. These require skilled, semi-skilled and un-skilled labour and include construction, electrical, instrumentation, mechanical, plumbing, carpentry, consulting services, civil and earthworks, which involve carrying out feasibility studies, design work, supervision and project management among others.
DPM Tsumeb contracted WebPortunities, which is an online procurement tool, where all the company’s tenders and requests for quotations (RFQs) are made accessible to suppliers, at no cost. The company’s tender opportunities are also advertised via Namibian media channels of communication, including local daily newspapers.
The webinar provided an opportunity for suppliers to interact, ask questions and receive answers from DPM Tsumeb Management. DPM Tsumeb shared their expectations, to inform suppliers of tender requirements. Through the sharing of information, the Webinar aimed to increase the number of local tenderers successfully participating in procurement processes and ensure that the company receives quality bids and competitive offers.
Kasete further stated that the Webinar outcome can improve the company’s process efficiencies, cost containment, project timelines and overall benefit to the Namibian economy.
How to access Dundee Precious Metals tenders and requests for quotations on WebPortunities
Step 1: Visit or click on the website link: www.webportunities.net
Step 2: Sign up or create and account, using your company registration document and details. All suppliers are required to have an active email address, as the supplier will need to confirm the accounts activation on email.
Step 3: Register with Buyer – DPM Tsumeb.
Step 4: Click on DPM Tsumeb Daily RFQs (Request for Quotation’s) and view supplier opportunities in the products and service categories provided. The DPM Tsumeb link, will only be accessible if step 2 and 3 is completed.
Suppliers are requested to contact the WebPortunities portal Administrators on +264 (0)64 402 403, for additional information or guidance.
Benefits to suppliers after registration include unrestricted access to DPM Tsumeb’s
- Daily RFQ’s (requests for quotations),
- Tenders for goods and services,
- Open purchase orders,
- Improved business opportunities,
- Links to product/service categories on the portal – buyers can easily search for potential suppliers,
- Advertise in the portal’s Business Directory,
Contributed by Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb