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NPC approves 13 new contracts worth more than 1.5 billion Afghani

KABUL: Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the 186th meeting of the National Procurement Commission (NPC) was held on Sunday evening at the Presidential Palace.
At this meeting, 19 procurement contracts were reviewed; which resulted in approval of 13 contracts worth more than 1.5 billion Afghani and they are as follows:
– The contract for construction of remaining part of 40-meter road of Dasht-e-Barchi to Kandahar Road; with 3.79 KM long in 13th district of Kabul; related to the Kabul Municipality,
– The contract for remaining construction of 100-bed hospital in Ghazni province related; to the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH),
– The contract for construction of a concrete-iron bridge with 300 Meters long through Zaranj to Kanak district of Sarshila area of Nimroz Province,
– The contract for procurement and installation of gabion required for flood prevention in 34 Provinces; related to Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW),
– The contract for procurement of (Cisco Fire Wall); related to Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT);
– The consultancy contract for training and capacity building of Da Afghanistan Brekhna Sherkat (DABS),
– The contract for procurement of 21 types of fresh fruit required by Operation and National Development Support Authority of the President Office,
– The contract modification (cost extension) of second phase of the contract for water distribution network of Aibak city of Samangan; related to the Afghanistan Urban Water Supply and Sewerage Corporation;
– The contract for security consolidation of new complex of Ministry of Justice, in Darul Aman area; related to the respective ministry;
– The 15% modification in time of the contract (time extension with increase in cost) of top up scratch cards contract utilized in year 1397 of fiscal year contracts of 1398; related to Ministry of Defense (MoD);
– 25% of the contract for procurement of high quality domestic oil; related to MoD was conditionally approved;
– The contract for maintenance of water supply and canalization system; related to Ministry of Interior (MoI) was extended for nine months;
– Time extension with increase in cost of water distribution and electricity contract for nine months; related to MoI; during the discussion on the project for procurement of high quality domestic oil required by MoD; the ministries of industry and commerce and economy were assigned; to provide a comprehensive plan for the remaining parts of this project to NPC.
Discussing on maintenance of water distribution and canalization system; related to MoI, the country’s President entrusted MoI to arrange a clear schedule and a tripartite agreement on the mentioned projects and present it to NPC.
Subsequently, the respective ministry’s request to re-new the threshold authorization of award authority of MoI on request for quotation method after comprehensive discussions was approved by NPC.
At the meeting; the National Procurement Authority also presented a note distribution of food coupon to the heirs of the martyrs of security forces and victims of terroristic attacks; which was approved by NPC. Pertaining this note; the country’s President stated that for time being, all districts of five central provinces to be included in this process.
The Kabul Times

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