NPC approves 48 procurement contracts worth 11.8 billion Afghanis

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani chaired the National Procurement Commission’s (NPC) meeting here the other day, a statement from the presidential press office said yesterday.
The meeting reviewed 50 contracts and approved 48 procurement related items having a total value of 11.8 billion Afghanis, the statement added.
The meeting rejected two items of the Ministry of National Defense related to diary and instructed the ministry and the National Procurement Authority (NPA) to review the items with the companies and seek solution for them. The meeting also reviewed and principally approved the basic health services contracts (BPHS) and basic hospital-based services (EPHS) and instructed NPA to address the complains regarding the projects.
The main contracts approved during the meeting also included procurement of 129,400 liters of fuel of the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology and procurement of armored vehicles for National Procurement Authority.
The Kabul Municipality also presented the new solicitation in consideration with the verbal instruction of President Ghani to finalize the procurement process of road constructions as per the procurement process of World Bank, the statement said, adding that the contracts include construction and asphalt work of 3.96 kilometers of road and drain systems (LOT 12) consisting of 1.15 kilometers of connective road from Qargha to Company road from Spin Kalai square, construction of 1.32 kilometers of road from 5th police district to Spin Kalai square, construction of 0.92 kilometer road from Qargha to 5th police district, and construction of 0.25 kilometer road from 5th police district to Company area. The meeting approved the solicitation and award of the contract to Chakaria Company.
According to the statement, the meeting also approved the extension of certain contracts and reviewed the report regarding the realization of the previous decisions of the National Procurement Commission.
The Integrity Watch Afghanistan informed the session of lack of cooperation by the Ministries of Defense and Interior over addressing the complains of the ministry’s personnel. The president said all the organs should cooperate with Integrity Watch Afghanistan on the basis of law on access to information, the statement added.
The Kabul Times

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