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NPC approves Four contracts worth 270 million Afs

KABUL: The 87th weekly meeting of the National Procurement Commission (NPC) was held at the presidential palace on Monday evening, Feb 20, 2017, presided by His Excellency Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
In the meeting Four contracts with the total value of 270 million Afs were approved, which included the: asphalt and concreting of 9.5 km road of Kabul – Gardiz highway to Zarghun Shahr area of Mohammad Agha district in Logar province, and  3 foodstuff contracts of the Administrative Office of the President (AOP). It is worth mentioning that the foodstuff contracts of AOP are procured in a lower cost due to increased open competition made available for bidding companies. H. E. the President of Afghanistan appreciated the AOP procurement unit’s efforts in this regard.

On the other hand, Ministry of Communication & Information Technology’s project for connecting 16 universities to internet services was returned due to higher prices in some lots of the contract. NPC also returned the central and regional corps of MoD s’ amendment of contracts for maintenance and repairing of power plants and generators for precise estimation of  the time and cost extension and provision of a plan for open tendering process. The NPC, however, rejected the proposed contract of Ministry of Public Works for reconstruction of the second section of Kama to Barkash Kot road in Nangarhar province which was processed through single source method, and the NPC decided that the project should be rebidded through restricted procurement method.

In this meeting, His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the National Unity Government, His Excellency, Mohammad Sarwar Danish; the Second Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan,  the Ministers of Finance, Economy and Justice, Senior Advisor to the President on Infrastructure Affairs, the officials of the National Procurement Authority (NPA), the Transparency Observers from SIGAR, the  member of the Communication and Transportation Commission of Upper House of the Parliament, the Parliamentary Anti-Corruption Caucus (PACC) and   the Combined Security Transition Command for Afghanistan (CSTC-A) of the Resolute Support had also participated.