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Reference Number: CFTC/NCB/MV/19/4


  1. The Competition and Fair Trading Commission (CFTC) has budgeted funds in its budget for 2019/20 financial year for the procurement of three SUV motor vehicles. CFTC therefore invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the supply and delivery of the following goods and services.








6 -8 Weeks

  1. Bidding will be conducted in accordance with the open tendering procedures contained in the Public Procurement Law and Regulations of the Government of the Republic of Malawi and is open to all bidders from eligible source countries.

  1. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information or inspect the Bidding Documents from the following address from Monday to Friday- 7:30 am to 4:00 pm;

The Corporate Services Manager

Competition and Fair Trading Commission

Off Presidential Way, 7th Floor, Golden Peacock Office Complex, City Centre

Private Bag 332

Capital City

Lilongwe 3

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  1. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by the interested bidders in person upon payment of a non-refundable fee of

MK 5,000.00 cash or bank certified cheque at the address in paragraph 3 during working hours only.

  1. Sealed bids clearly marked “Supply and Delivery of Motor vehicle” should be submitted into the Tender Box placed at the address below not later than 14:30 hours of 24th January, 2020.

The Chairperson,

Internal Procurement and Disposal Committee

Competition and Fair Trading Commission

Off Presidential Way, 7th Floor, Golden Peacock Office Complex, City Centre

Private Bag 332

Capital City

Lilongwe 3

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  1. Bids opening shall take place in the CFTC Board Room at New Golden Peacock Complex at 14:30 hours on the closing day (24th January,2020). All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of MK 500,000.00. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders representatives, who may choose to attend.

  1. Late bids shall be rejected. CFTC reserves the right to reject any or all bids and cancel the procurement proceeding at any stage.


The new board of Competition and Fair Trading Commission (CFTC) has been reconstituted. The Board of Commissioners underwent a two-day induction training that took place from 18th to 19th December, 2019 at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge in Mangochi.

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The new Board Members of Competition and Fair Trading Commission posing for a Photo after an Induction Session at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge in December 2019



In order to enhance team spirit amongst its staff, Competition and Fair Trading Commission staff participated in various team building exercises that were held at Sunbird Livingstonia Beach Hotel from 11th to 13th December, 2019. The games that were conducted included sack race, tug-of-war, bottle filling, blind walk, aerobics, swimming and other water sports. The improved team work would result in effectively dealing with various competition and consumer protection concerns existing on Malawi markets.

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CFTC staff competing on sack race at Livingstonia Beach

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CFTC staff tussling in tug-of-war in the waters of Lake Malawi

CFTC observes the International Anti-Corruption Day

On 9th December 2019, CFTC joined the global community in commemorating the 2019 International Anti-Corruption Day under the theme “My fight, Our fight; Corruption must fall.” The day is commemorated as an annual event in recognition of the United Nations Convention against Corruption which was signed in Mexico in 2003. This year, the event was held at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge in Mangochi, and was attended by various government departments, public institutions and the private sector. The participants exhibited pavilions showcasing their efforts in fighting corruption at an institutional level.

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Member of CFTC Institutional Integrity Committee Fexter Katungwe sharing the Commission’s milestone achievements in the fight against corruption to Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Honourable Bright Msaka, SC

Minister of Trade Leads Malawian Market Stakeholders in Commemorating World Competition Day in Mangochi

Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism Honourable Salim Bagus, MP led Malawian traders, consumers and other stakeholders in commemorating World Competition Day that was held on 5th December, 2019 in Mangochi under the theme “The Role of Traders and Business Enterprises in Ensuring Effective Competition on the Market”. The commemoration event started with a parade from Meru Filling Station through the main market street to Mangochi Stadium, where speeches and various entertainment activities encouraged traders to promote and uphold principles of competition and consumer protection.

IMG 4829The Youth of Mangochi posing with placards carrying various messages promoting competition on the market just before the Competition Parade started

 IMG 4862Malawi Prison Brass Band Leading the Competition Parade during the Commemoration of World Competition Day in Mangochi

In his speech, the Minister urged all traders not to engage in any anticompetitive conducts for the good of the market and the economy of Malawi lest they would be punished. “I urge all traders in the country to desist from engaging in any anticompetitive business practices. At the same time, let me warn all traders that engage in anticompetitive trade practices that once caught, my Ministry, in collaboration with the Competition and Fair Trading Commission, will penalize all such traders with fines or imprisonment as provided for under the Competition and Fair Trading Act,” he said.

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Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism Honourable Salim Bagus, MP Delivering a Speech during the Commemoration of World Competition Day at Mangochi Stadium


Apart from the Minister, the function was attended by the Member of Parliament for the area Honourable Victoria Kingston, the District Commissioner for Mangochi District Reverend Moses Chimphepo and the Acting Executive Director for CFTC Ms. Martha Kaukonde, among other dignitaries.


Competition and Fair Trading Commission uses various strategies including school clubs to promote competition and fair trading culture in communities. On 3rd December, 2019, the Commission launched a school club at Mponda’s Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) in Mangochi. The club was launched as a platform for students to share knowledge and discuss issues regarding anticompetitive and unfair trading practices existing in their communities. The students performed various activities including music, dances, drama and poetry on the subject matter.

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Mponda’s CDSS students showcasing a sketch discouraging sale of expired goods by traders


On behalf of the Executive Director, Senior Analyst Augustine Nyirenda indicated that CFTC is committed to support the club in various ways to ensure that the club is effective both at school and the surrounding community. The staff of the school appreciated the CFTC initiative and pledged to encourage students to actively participate in the club activities.

CFTC Commemorates World AIDS Day in Mangochi

As part of the commemoration of this year’s World AIDS Day, Competition and Fair Trading Commission (CFTC) visited Mangochi Orphan Education and Training (MOET) School in Mangochi on 2nd December, 2019. The day was commemorated under the theme “Communities Make a Difference”.

Speaking at the event on behalf of the Acting Executive Director, Senior Analyst Fexter Katungwe advised the pupils that they should play an active role in preventing spread of HIV and AIDS by practising abstinence and disseminating relevant messages to their peers and other members of their communities. The pupils displayed various activities such as music, dance, poetry, comedy and drama discouraging people from engaging in practices that expose them to the risk of contracting HIV and AIDS.



Poem by Leornard Phiri from Mpondas CDSS CFT Club


Mpikisano woyenera pa malonda

Ndi m’nasi wakutsina phirikanilo

Wakuolotsa mbuna wakukonda

Tisawonjere deya mudiwa

Khani yalunjika pa malonda anuwo


Kaya ndinu ogulitsa ma sweet,

zimbwyende ndi mandasi

Musayese zida poti gulitsa malonda anu

Omwe anapanga expire



Mpikisano oyenera pa malonda

Tigulitseni zinthu zoyenera pa malonda

Mu nthawi yake


Chiyipira wachaje amake amati ndi mwana

Malonda anuwo musawaonele mubotolo

Mandasi, zigumu ndi ukadya ubwelele

Zomwezi lina tsiku mukafusa mtengo

Wa tayala la sienta



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