Request for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the Provision of External Audit Services to ZCCM-IH, Contract No.: ZCCM-IH/034/2019

1.0 Background
ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (ZCCM-IH) is an investments holdings company which is quoted on the Lusaka, London, and Euronext Stock Exchanges, and has the majority of its investments held in the copper mining sector of Zambia. The Government of the Republic of Zambia holds directly about 17.25% shares and its 60.28% shares is held through the Industrial development Corporation (IDC) in Zambia, with the remaining 22.47% held by institutional and private individual shareholders.

ZCCM-IH currently has an investment portfolio of 17 companies, including mines such as Kansanshi Mining Plc, Mopani Copper Mines Plc and Konkola Copper Mines Plc. Its shareholding in the 17 companies ranges from 10% to 100%, with commodities and services that are diversified in nature, including copper, gold, cobalt, coal and power, telecommunication, limestone, mining consultancy, financial services and gemstones.

ZCCM-IH wishes to engage Group External Auditors to provide external audit services to ZCCM-IH and its Subsidiaries.

2.0 Objective
The objective of the external Audit is to express an opinion in accordance with International Auditing Standards (ISA) on whether the Financial Statements of the Group and its Subsidiary Companies are presented fairly and in all material respects in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the requirements of the Companies Act of Zambia for the year ending 31 December 2019 and 31 March 2020. The external Auditor will also report on whether the required accounting records, other records and registers have been properly kept in accordance with the Act.

3.0 Scope of Work
a) The audit will be carried out in accordance with ISA as stated above and will include such tests and verification procedures as the auditors consider necessary.
b) Review the Internal Control environment so as to have sufficient knowledge of the systems and procedures of the organization.
c) Carry out tests so as to have an understanding of the accounting system and assess its adequacy as a basis of preparation of financial statements.
d) Confirm that although responsibility for fraud and irregularity remains with Directors, the audit has been planned so as to have reasonable expectation of detecting material misstatements.
e) Review of Significant Investments.
f) Consultation on any other matters that may arise during the contract period.

No.CompanyRelationshipShareholding %Status
1Ndola Lime Company LimitedSubsidiary100.00Active
2Misenge Environmental and Technical Services LtdSubsidiary100.00Active
3Nkandabwe Coal Mine LimitedSubsidiary100.00Inactive
4Investrust Bank PlcSubsidiary71.40Active
5Kariba Minerals LimitedAssociates50.00%Active
6Maamba Collieries LimitedAssociates35.00%Active
7Konkola Copper Mines PlcAssociates20.60%Active
8Kansanshi Mining PlcAssociates20.00%Active
9Copperbelt Energy Corporation PlcAssociates24.10%Active
10CEC Africa Investments LimitedAssociates20.00%Active
11Lubambe Copper Mine PlcAssociates20.00%Active
12CNMC Luanshya Copper Mines PlcAssociates20.00%Active
13NFC Africa Mining PlcAssociates15.00%Active
14Chibuluma Mines PlcAssociates15.00%Active
15Chambishi Metals PlcAssociates10.00%Active
16Mopani Copper Mines PlcAssociates10.00%Active
17Nkana Alloy Smelting Company LimitedAssociates10.00%Inactive

ZCCM-IH now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing the above services. Interested firms must provide information to demonstrate that they are qualified to perform the services (e.g. brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions etc.).

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours between 08:00 – 13:00 hours and between 14:00 – 17:00 hours local time
from Monday to Friday.

A consultant will be selected using Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method. Interested consultants must submit one (01) original and three (03) hard copies of the Expression of Interest to the address below not later than Friday, 21st June 2019.

Procurement Manager
ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc
ZCCM-IH Office Park
Stand No. 16806, Alick Nkhata Road
Mass Media Complex Area
P.O. Box 30048