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Providers to pay PPDA fees online
Publish Date: Aug 28, 2014
Providers to pay PPDA fees online
PPDA executive director Cornelia Sabiiti.
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By Billy Rwothungeyo

WORKS, goods and consultancy service providers keen on doing business with government ministries, departs and local governments are now paying Register of Provider (RoP) fees through the e-tax portal of the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA).

“All the government entities are now expected to collect non-tax revenues through URA. This is the directive that we have received from the ministry of finance. Mandate should be given to the tax authority,” Julius Mwesigye, the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA)’s director of finance told New Vision.

Companies that register with PPDA are all listed in the RoP. Hitherto, providers were paying fees exclusively through commercial banks.

Mwesigye also revealed that payment of the register of provider fee through the e-tax portal was piloted earlier this month.

“We (PPDA and URA) are monitoring the payments. Once we are sure the payments through the portal have no major hitches, we will fully resort to it,” he said.

He also revealed that accounts that were being held in commercial banks for the purposes of receiving payments of the register of providers are going to be closed within the next two weeks.

The RoP was instituted to create a sustainable and vibrant web-based forum and focal point for Procurement and Disposal Entities (PDEs) and providers with a publicly accessible database, in accordance with the requirements laid out in the PPDA Act.

The register was constituted to give public access stakeholders such as the public procurement regulator, Procuring and Disposing Entities (PDEs), verification partners and oversight agencies. 

The RoP website also has facilities that can help PDEs build comprehensive databases that link providers' data on matters such as project experiences, locality and current projects.

Providers are struck off the RoP in instances where they fail to comply with PPDA rules and regulations, Section 94 of the PPDA Act, No.1 of 2003, which empowers the authority to suspend a provider for unethical conduct.

The suspensions of providers from the register are determined by the Authority, on a case by case basis.

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