ZAMBIA INSTITUTE OF PURCHASING AND SUPPLY ACT

Arrangement of Sections

PART I
PRELIMINARY

   Section

   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

PART II
THE ZAMBIA INSTITUTE OF PURCHASING AND SUPPLY

   3.   Establishment of Institute

   4.   Functions of Institute

PART III
THE COUNCIL OF THE ZAMBIA INSTITUTE OF PURCHASING AND SUPPLY

   5.   Constitution of Council

   6.   Functions of Council

PART IV
MEMBERSHIP

   7.   Application for membership

   8.   Qualification for membership

   9.   Disqualification of member

   10.   Classes of membership

   11.   Honorary Fellow

   12.   Fellow Member

   13.   Member

   14.   Associate Member

   15.   Affiliate Member

   16.   Student Member

   17.   Sponsorship

   18.   Annual subscription

   19.   Designation of members

   20.   Penalty for improper use of title or description

   21.   Register

   22.   Offences relating to practice

   23.   Offences relating to registration

   24.   Cancellation of registration

   25.   Appeal

   26.   Application for re-registration

PART V
THE DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE

   27.   Disciplinary Committee

   28.   Functions of Disciplinary Committee

   29.   Proceedings of Disciplinary Committee

   30.   Penalties to be imposed by Disciplinary Committee

   31.   Appeals

   32.   Rules relating to disciplinary procedure

PART VI
FINANCIAL AND GENERAL PROVISIONS

   33.   Power to hold property and raise money

   34.   Funds of Institute

   35.   Accounts

   36.   General penalties

   37.   Regulations

   38.   Savings and transitional provisions

   39.   Transfer of staff

      SCHEDULE

AN ACT

to establish the Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply, to provide for its functions; to constitute the Council of the Institute; to provide for the registration of members of the Institute; and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing.

[12th December, 2003]

Act 15 of 2003.

PART I
PRELIMINARY

1.   Short title

This Act may be cited as the Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply Act .

2.   Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

“appointed date” means the date appointed by the Minister under section 1;

“Chairperson” means the Chairperson of the Disciplinary Committee elected under section 27;

“Council” means the Council of the Institute constituted under section 5;

“Disciplinary Committee” means the Disciplinary Committee constituted under section 27;

“Executive Committee” means the Executive Committee of the former Institute;

“former Institute” means the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, Zambia Branch registered under the Societies Act;

“Institute” means the Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply established under 3;

“member” means a member of the Institute and

“membership” shall be construed accordingly;

“President” means the President of the Council elected under sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph 1 of the Schedule;

“Registrar” means the Registrar of the Institute appointed under sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 7 of the Schedule;

“Secretary” means the Secretary of the Council elected under sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph 1 of the Schedule;

“Treasurer” means the Treasurer of the Council elected under sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph 1 of the Schedule; and

“Vice-President” means the Vice-President of the Council elected under sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph 1 of the Schedule.

PART II
THE ZAMBIA INSTITUTE OF PURCHASING AND SUPPLY

3.   Establishment of Institute

There is hereby established the Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply, which shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal, capable of suing and of being sued in its corporate name, and with power, subject to the provisions of this Act, to do all such acts and things as a body corporate may, by law, do or perform.

4.   Functions of Institute

The functions of the Institute are to—

      (a)   conduct the training of persons in purchasing and supply management;

      (b)   raise the standard of purchasing and supply management as a means of increasing productivity and efficiency and promote cost reduction;

      (c)   conduct research related to purchasing and supply management in order to develop purchasing and supply resource management in Zambia;

      (d)   publish a journal of the Institute, and collect, collate and publish other information of service and interest to the Institute;

      (e)   promote, uphold and improve the standards of training and professional ability of persons engaged in purchasing and supply management;

      (f)   affiliate firms engaged in purchasing and supply management;

      (g)   collaborate with colleges, universities, professional institutions, government departments, commercial institutions and similar international institutions so as to improve the quality of purchasing and supply management in Zambia;

      (h)   undertake and execute any trusts which are conducive to the objects of the Institute; and

      (i)   do all such other acts and things as are incidental to the foregoing or conducive to the attainment of the objectives of the Institute.

PART III
THE COUNCIL OF THE ZAMBIA INSTITUTE OF PURCHASING AND SUPPLY

5.   Constitution of council

   (1) There is herby constituted the Council of the Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply.

   (2) The provisions of the Schedule shall apply to the Council.

6.   Function of Council

The functions of the Council are to—

      (a)   exercise the functions of the Institute;

      (b)   set minimum educational and other qualifications or requirements of persons enrolled as students of the Institute;

      (c)   enrol students of purchasing and supply management and to keep a register of all the enrolled students;

      (d)   determine fees to be paid by any member or other person in respect of courses and examinations set by the Council;

      (e)   set and establish such courses of study or syllabus whether graduate or otherwise as it considers necessary;

      (f)   confer certificates on persons who are successful candidates in the examinations conducted by the Council; and

      (g)   set, establish and monitor standards for persons employed in purchasing and supply management.

PART IV
MEMBERSHIP

7.   Application of membership

   (1)   A person shall apply for membership to the Registrar of the Institute in the prescribed form upon payment of the prescribed fee.

   (2) The Registrar shall, within two weeks of receipt of the application, and where the Council is satisfied that the applicant holds the relevant qualifications, issue a practising certificate.

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