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NPC Approves 21 Contracts worth Over 3.37 Billion Afghani

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Friday November 16, 2018 Kabul (BNA) The 171st meeting of the National Procurement Commission (NPC) presided by H.E Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan was held on Wednesday evening. According to BNA report, in this meeting 26 procurement contracts were reviewed which resulted in approval of 21 contracts worth more than 3.37 billion Afghanis which include the following: • The contract for construction of a school with 24-classroom and its equipment at the Shahristan district of Daikundi province; related to the Ministry of Education; • The contract for construction of training center of document`s printing house; related to Ministry of Finance; • The contract for procurement of 21 food items required by the police forces-zone 606th of Ansar; on the basis of framework agreements of Ministry of Interior; • The contract for construction of beyond kokcha road from Khwajah Ghaar district to Dashte qala district with 17Km long; related to the Ministry of Public Works; • The contract for provision of bandwidth internet with capacity of STM-16 from Iran through Government to Government (G2G) method; related to the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology. • The contract for connection of eight ministries of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan through fiber optics; related to the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology. • The contract for construction of blocks D -3, -4 located in Panjsad Family area; related to the Kabul Municipality; • The contract for procurement of 3500 tons of diesel fuel required for heating system; related to Makroriyan`s maintenance enterprise directorate of Kabul municipality; • The contract for construction of E part of Rahman Mena road from Karteh Naw (Noor Ahmad Shah Mena) road to ring road with 7.190 Km long and 60 Meters width; related to the Kabul Municipality; • The contract for procurement machines, devices, diagnostic & filter equipment (GeneXpert, Dust filter and Test Kit) required for TB programs; related to the Ministry of Public Health; • The contract for procurement of 159 items of medical equipment required by emergency & ICU units; related to the Ministry of Public Health; • The contract for maintenance and repair of 82 different types of fire fighting vehicles in seven lots through framework agreement; related to the Ministry of Defense; • The contract for establishment and development and development of a strategic network for communication and other related services required by the communication directorate of Ministry of Defense; • The contract for provision of prepaid service electronic card on monthly basis for Suraya satellite mobiles; related to the Communication directorate of Ministry of Defense; • The contract for procurement of 3 fire fighting vehicles required by emergency directorate of Ministry of Defense; • The contract cancellation of the project for design and construction of Machalgho dam; related to the Ministry of Energy and Water; In addition; after review and scrutiny of the contracts; the request for amendments in a number of the projects approved by NPC as follows: • The request for amendment (Time extension, Increase in cost, and amendment in contract contents) in consultancy project; related to the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation & Livestock. • The request for amendment (Time extension) in detailed design of electricity production dam and irrigation of Bakhsh Abad of Farah province related to the Ministry of Energy and Water; However; the contract for procurement of 132 type of medicines required by the chief of army staff health commandant; for further review with Combined Security Transition Command (CSTC-A) was returned. In addition; and according to the agenda; the NPC members discussed on the follow up for implementation of the previous NPC instructive decisions; which include the following projects: • The consultancy service contract for development and advancement of the health information center; related to the Ministry of Public Health was returned and Ministry of Public Health & Integrity Watch Afghanistan instructed to review the technical assessment of the project. • The procurement of goods and additional services for fundamental, intermediate and miscellaneous rehabilitation of Ministry of Defense’s generators in three lots and in accordance with the producer company was returned for further reviews by NPC. • The contract for reconstruction of the road from Gardez to Zurmat district related to the Ministry of Public Works approved by NPC and it was decided to proceed this contract through local contractors. During the discussion on the mentioned projects; H.E President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan instructed the Ministry of Public Works to review all the contractors who work as Joint venture (JV). The President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan; once again; emphasized on support and strengthening of the capacity of Afghan companies. • Four contracts (127 components of trailers, 21 types of Mobil oil, 17 types of Tire, 180 types of spare parts of Humvee vehicles related to the Ministry of Defense were returned by NPC and it was decided to convene a joint meeting between Ministries of Defense, Interior and Combined Security Transition Command (CSTC-A) with collaboration of Ministry of Economy and this project also to be reviewed. Moreover; the Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority`s request regarding the objection of State Corps company regarding the tendering of the project for construction of a terminal building(ATM), apron and parking of airport of Khost province; was also approved by NPC. The ministry of Public Works` request regarding the time extension for the road construction project of Kabul-Logar (From Logar`s petrol station to Chel Dokhtaran) with 7 Km long approved by NPC. However, the Ministry of Defense`s request for procurement of 186 types of laboratory reagents and medical solutions required by chief of army staff health commandant was returned and the mentioned Ministry entrusted to review the alternative methods including the Government to Government(G2G) procurement method and share the report with NPC. Subsequently; according to the Ministry of Defense's request, due to the winter's arrival, the coal project of this ministry was addressed to domestic companies and the wood (Fuel) project of the Ministry for the proposed companies. Subsequently; the Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) presented the report of a conducted research in the context of evaluating the estimated prices to NPC members and they pledged that another research regarding the conflict of interest and how it will express will be finalized and present to the NPC. The head of NPC and members appreciated the research. In this meeting; beside the NPC members, the officials of National Procurement Authority, the national and international observers including the Finance, Budget and National Economy Commissions of the Parliament, the Integrity Watch Afghanistan(IWA), and the Combined Security Transition Command (CSTC-A) of the Resolute Support had also participated. Ansari

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