Common Qualification System ( CQS ) simplifies native investors engaged in big projects: PURA

By Michael Sikapundwa, Morogoro

Morogoro district commissioner ( DC ) Albert Msando ( R ) in a blue suit, shakes hands with Petroleum Upstream Regulatory Authority ( PURA )’ s local content and stakeholders Engagement Unit, Charles Nyangi ( C), while Ebeneza Mollel ( L ) PURA’s staff witnessed an agreement contract that Municipal council will work together with PURA in seeking investment opportunities. photo Michael Sikapundwa,PAV

Petroleum Upstream Regulatory Authority ( PURA )  has launched a common qualification system  ( CQS ) to enable local companies to do business with foreign companies since provides a certain company’s full details like business licenses, financial statements, and other crucial documents. Charles Nyangi from the local content and stakeholders Engagement Unit,  revealed the fact as was responding to Morogoro district commissioner ( DC ) Albert Msando who visited PURA’s pavilion at National Economic Empowerment Council ( NEEC)’s fifth exhibition 2022 and questioned how natives and local companies benefit with big projects in Tanzania.Nyangi said, CQS is an online platform that contains a database of all suppliers and service providers who will be registered to do business, this will ease PURA’s task to cross-check services provided by local companies like engineering services, general supply or legal services.” CQS will increase the number of local compies because will meet the criteria of some tenders needed by PURA and foreign investors. PURA after conducting research has identified lack of CQS caused many local companies missed investment opportunities ” he disclosed.For his part, DC Msando, ordered municipal authority, and ward councilors to visit PURA’s pavilion to share knowledge on how CQS operates and then plan on how to launch in Morogoro municipal council.‘’ I’ve promised to launch the same technology in my municipality because is a national food supplier and main spice exporter in the USA   through sustainable Agricultural Tanzania ( SAT ) and local farmers. Hope online database will shorten more explanation about the richness of the land since investors will access all information ‘’ he said  For his part, PURA’s an acting director-general, Eng. Charles Sangweni, insisted local companies invest in small projects than big projects taking the example of petrol drilling, a project that costs a 42billion  Tanzanian shilling, and said that only foreign companies can afford it.” due to that challenge, PURA  encourages local companies to supply products because the time before the supply of petrol and other products was done by foreigners. Besides, PURA supplies more gas-like power generation,” he said.

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