The Government of Malawi (GoM) established Government Contracting Unit (GCU) in the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) to review, consider, vet, negotiate and pass contractual proposals before they are concluded on behalf of the Malawi Government. The Government established the Unit in July 2012 in order to close gaps existing in the development, implementation, management and monitoring of government contracts and concession agreements by various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). This was in response to the concerns from the public expressed through various communication channels on how government contracts, concessions, projects and programmes are awarded, negotiated, and implemented by the MDAs. Issues such as inadequate or lack of scrutiny in procurement of contracts, unfavourable provisions and conditions in contracts and concession agreements, and lack of implementation monitoring systems has made the Government to lose revenue and fail to maximize value on contracts, projects and programmes resulting to underperformance, cost overruns and claims.

The Unit is therefore providing the checks and balances by ensuring that government policies, rules, guidelines, procedures and specifications are dutifully followed in the development, negotiation, implementation, management and monitoring of government contracts and concession agreements. This ensures that Government is only committed to financing and implementing contracts and other agreements which are being thoroughly scrutinized, vetted, certified as reasonable, advantageous and that there is value for money.


Maximise value from all government contracts and concessions.


To provide leadership in contracts and concessions management to ensure optimal contracts and concessions performance, value for money, timeliness and cost effectiveness for the betterment of the people of Malawi.


GCU will deliver its mandate within the following core values; Integrity, Professionalism, Commitment, Transparency and Accountability, Confidentiality, Responsiveness, Fairness, Civic Involvement, Value for Money, Partnership, Innovativeness and Technology.

DOWNLOAD: Government Contracting Unit Strategic Plan_2012 - 2016

Contact us

The Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Office of the President and Cabinet, Capital Hill Circle, Private Bag 301, Capital City, Lilongwe 3, Malawi.

Tel: +2651789311 / +2651789 411


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