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NPC approves 10 contracts worth 3.5 billion Afghanis

منظوری ۱۰ مورد تدارکاتی به ارزش بیش از ۳.۵ میلیارد افغانی در کمیسیون تدارکات ملی

KABUL: Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the 183rd meeting of the National Procurement Commission (NPC) was held on Sunday evening at presidential palace. At the meeting, 12 procurement contracts were reviewed which resulted in approval of 10 contracts worth 3.5 billion Afghanis.
Request for approval of the contract for the construction of the road of Dasht-e-Qala to Khwajah Bahauddin District and the route through Ay-Khanoum port (Beyond Kokcha) with 22 KM long asphalt pavement; related to the Ministry of Transport and request for procurement of Bandwidth Internet required by universities and institutes of higher education through fiber optic; related to the Ministry of Higher Education were approved by NPC.
Moreover; the request for procurement of spring and winter uniform for technical staff, cleaners, drivers and security guards of Da Afghanistan Brekhna Sherkat (DABS) was awarded to a bidder; where most of their staff are women.
The country’s President praised the DABS efforts and emphasized that government was committed in supporting domestic products.
Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) requested for approval of the contract for the rent of cars required (Corolla & Hilux) for National Horticulture and Livestock Project (NHLP) program; which after review and discussion; the project was awarded to the bidder who offered the first low rate, and it was decided that a comprehensive review should be made to purchase these vehicles in the future.
The request for approval of the contract for Sukok Printing Press project, including construction, electricity, canalization and ventilation; related to the Operation and National Development Support Authority; was approved in principle by NPC, and it was entrusted to provide a report to provide a comprehensive overview on procedure and construction progress of the contracts by Banayee Enterprises and present it to High Economic Council (HEC).
The report of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on procurement the villa for Consulate of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Istanbul was approved in principle by NPC and it was decided that, in order to reduce the price of respected villa; the assigned committee entrusted to negotiates with proposed bidder.
However; the request for approval of the contract for reconstruction and renovation of the complex of diplomatic archive; related to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) was rejected by NPC and it was decided to re-process the procurement procedures of the project through restricted bidding method.
Meanwhile; the request for approval of contract for two-way air transportation of (30,350) Hajj pilgrims from Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia for 1398 fiscal year; was returned by NPC and Ministries of Finance, Economy, Hajj and Religious Affairs and National Procurement Authority (NPA) were entrusted to negotiated with Ariana Afghan Airlines and Kam Air Airline in this respect.
The request of Ministry of Mines and Petroleum on termination of bidding process for copper and gold mines of Zarkashan in Ghazni Province was also approved by NPC and respected Ministry was entrusted to facilitate the way for fair competition among the companies. In addition; the proposal of mentioned Ministry on Afghanistan Lithium basic survey project was also approved by NPC.
Meanwhile; request for modification of the contract (Time extension) on construction of Mehtarlam Baba ring road; with 4.8 KM long asphalt pavement in Laghman Province; related to Ministry of Transport was approved and the request for additional budget for this contract was rejected by NPC. Consequently; National Procurement Authority (NPA) proposed the procedure on Afghanistan accession to Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) of World Trade Organization (WTO) which was approved by NPC. In this meeting; beside the NPC members; the officials of National Procurement Authority, the national and international observers including the Parliamentary Anti-Corruption Caucus (PACC), Finance, Budget and National Economy Commissions of Lower House (Wolasi Jirga), Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA), the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), and Combined Security Transition Command (CSTC-A) of the Resolute Support, had also participated.
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