Public procurement starts with needs assessment and projects identification followed by procurement planning and budgeting. ACCORDING to the International Research Centre, the economic significance of public procurement which is the purchase of goods, works or services by public institutions is critical for economies of developing countries such as Zimbabwe because it accounts for more than 30 percent of their gross domestic product. Public procurement starts with needs assessment and projects identification followed by procurement planning and budgeting. The tender is then advertised and interested individuals and companies can submit their bids and proposals to supply the required goods, works or services. Bids that meet the price and non-price criteria specified in the bidding documents usually…