The Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply (ZIPS)
was established by an Act of Parliament No.15 of 2003 on 20th
September, 2003. The Institute was officially launched by the Minister of
Finance and National Planning, Mr. Ngandu Magande, MP, through a Statutory
Instrument (SI) number 34 dated 1st April, 2004.
The ZIPS Act is now, referred to, as the Government of
the Republic of Zambia principal national policy on Procurement and Supply
Following that successful launching the institute was
registered with the Registrar of Societies and a certificate of Registration
Number ORS/102/351414 was issued on 7th May, 2004.
The Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply is now
the Regulatory body on Purchasing and Supply Management Profession in Zambia.
On 16th May 2017 a milestone event was
recorded – the re branding of ZIPS. Secretary to the Cabinet, Dr Roland Msiska,
launched the new logo, Vision, Mission and Strategic Objectives at a colourful
ceremony at the New Government Complex
A nation of supply chain excellence
“We are, a world class Institute of supply
chain Professionals regulating, training, promoting, improving and upholding
standards of best practice in supply chain matters through compliance enforcement,
research and Development, publications and collaboration with stakeholders to
enhance social economic development sustainably”
“to be recognised as a consultant to government and
industry on all matters related to procurement and supplies”.
shall conduct ourselves in an ethical manner in the execution of our duties to
promote excellence and integrity.
shall be customer centric. Everything we
do will be to delight and focus on development of our members.
- ACCOUNTABILITY TRANSPARENCY AND INTEGRITY:
shall put the obligations of the profession above personal interests and
conduct ourselves in a manner that is beyond reproach and that which fosters
accountability for our actions to our stakeholders to remove the veil of
shall endeavour to promote generation and transfer of fresh ideas, ideals and
practices that support the profession.
shall conduct our affairs in a manner that ensures our operations are self
There are 6 strategic objectives under the 2017 – 2019 Strategic Plan as follows:
1. Enhanced governance, legal and regulatory framework and developed organisation wide systems for effective service delivery in areas of human, financial, administrative and logistical services.
2. Established organisation systems and enhanced institution development to promote partnerships and networking.
3. Enhanced Financial Wellness and Resource Mobilisation for sustenance of ZIPS
4. Improved image of ZIPS Professionals and enhanced visibility of the Institute to stakeholders.
5. Developed integrated technological environment and infrastructure to support quality service delivery.
6. Developed and well-coordinated education, training, research and development protocols for the benefit of all stakeholders.
The ZIPS Brand
The strategic themes attest to the Institute’s
desire to be more focused, to deliver better and achieve excellence through our
house of brands. Our house of brands has
a master brand and four sub brands namely:
These are separate to ensure strategic focus and
to run them as strategic business units.
The house of brands is anchored by a value statement;
Purpose of each brand:
ZIPSAdmn: focuses on improvement of stakeholder engagement
and to better articulate, develop and communicate an identity that is visible
and consisted with the ZIPS vision.
ZIPSEdu; to enrich the learning experience for students
and unqualified practicing members as well as to enhance the delivery of
courses and examinations in our partner execution institutions through which
service delivery is done.
ZIPSPro: to better articulate professional life so that
there is better impact on industry when the professionals are carrying out
Supply Chain activities.
ZIPSBiz: for sustainability and continuity, will develop
revenue activities that will broaden the revenue base of the institute in order
to sustain itself. Lastly, engagement
with members and stakeholders was identified as a weakness, therefore
To view the old logo, Vision, Mission and Strategic Objectives go to