The United Republic of Tanzania


List of Average Price for Common Use Items and Services

The Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) recognizes the challenges faced by Procuring Entities (PEs) in their endeavour to achieve value for money. In order to facilitate the achievement of value for money by PEs, PPRA in collaboration with Government Procurement Services Agency (GPSA) used to conduct market price survey for most and commonly used items by procuring entities. This is pursuant to Section 7(1) (m) of PPA 2004 Cap 2004 which requires PPRA to agree on a list, which shall be reviewed annually of works, services and supplies in common use by more than one procuring entity which may be subject to common procurement. The price survey for commonly used items and services for the first time was conducted in Dar es Salaam in February 2008 and was published in the PPRA website. The 2nd list was updated and published in 2009. The last survey was conducted in various regions including Dar es Salaam, Morogoro, Kilimanjaro, Arusha, Dodoma, Singida, Tabora, Kigoma, Iringa, Mbeya, Rukwa, Mtwara, Lindi, Mwanza, Kagera and Mara in June/July 2012.

The main purpose for this publication is to help/guide accounting officers or heads of procuring entities on the prevailing market prices for the listed items. This will enable them make informed procurement decisions. However, it is recognized that the prices contained here are indicative and that the real prices may contain slight variations. Procuring Entities are encouraged to make reference to this list when preparing procurement plans, evaluating bids, awarding of tenders and shopping for low value procurements.
The list of items and services are categorized as follows:

Class A: stationery and office supplies

Class B: Office Equipment

Class C: Consumables and Accessories for office equipment

Class D: Furniture and Fittings

Class F: Cleaning Materials

Class H: Motor Vehicles Accessories

Class I: Tires and Tubes

Class J: Fuel and Lubricants

Class K: Food and Beverages

Class L: Uniforms, Sports Gears and Textile Materials

Class M: Laboratory Equipment

Class N: Equipment and Machinery

Class O: Kitchen Appliances

Class P: Tools and Equipment

Class Q: Fasteners

Class R: Building Materials and Hardware

Class T: Text Books

Class E: Non Consultancy Services

PPRA in collaboration with GPSA will continue identifying other commonly used items and publish their prices so as to keep them up to date and ensure broad coverage of most items. It is anticipated that goods, works and services will be procured at the prevailing market prices so that value for money can be realized.

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