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NPC Approves 19 Contracts Worth 2.76 Billion Afghanis

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Tuesday April 16, 2019

Kabul (BNA) The 185th meeting of the National Procurement Commission (NPC) presided by H.E Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, which was held on Sunday evening, April 14th, 2019 at Presidential Palace. In this meeting, 19 procurement contracts were reviewed which resulted in approval of all contracts worth more than 36 Million USD (2.76 billion Afghanis). In the beginning, Dipl. Engineer, Alham Omar Hotaki, the CEO of National Procurement Authority (NPA), presented the report on implementation of Decree No. 129 of H.E the President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, on accountability of governmental organizations to the nation, which was put into practice by NPA. Subsequently, according to the agenda, the request for approval of the contract for reconstruction & rehabilitation of Archi Canal in Kunduz Province related to Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW), and request on approval of the contract for Hiring of Consulting Services Firm for Strategic Development Frameworks for Five Provincial Capital related to Ministry of Urban Development and Land (MUDL) were approved by NPC. In addition, the request for approval of the contract for procurement of high quality domestic rice required by military units & components of regional corps of border & public protection forces of Ministry of Defense (MoD), and request for approval of the contract for procurement of 106 types of medicines required by Ministry of Interior (MoI) were approved by NPC. Moreover, two requests for approval of the contract for procurement of two types of fuel (Diesel and Petrol) and request for procurement of 13 types of communications equipment required by Technic, Repair, Transportation & Maintenance Directorates of Office of Chief of Staff to the President (OCS) and request for approval of the contract for procurement of two types of Fuel (Diesel& Petrol) for vehicles of Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) were also approved by NPC. Similarly, the request for modification of the contract (Time and cost extension) with UNESCO organization for technical cooperation and protection ancient area of Aynak copper mine related to Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC), the request for modification of the contract (Time and cost extension), for procurement of engine oil required by Afghan Telecom Company and request for modification of the contract (Time extension) for reconstruction, construction and asphalt pavement of urban roads in Farah Province with 12.17 KM long related to Ministry of Transport(MoT) were also approved by NPC. The National Procurement Authority(NPA) requested NPC for approval of five-side MoU for procurement of domestic chicken, rice, dairy products and apple required by MoD & MoI for FY 1398 among NPA, Ministries of Interior (MoI), Ministry of Defense (MoD), Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL), and Afghanistan National Poultry Association (ANPA), which after discussion and review, was approved by NPC, and H.E Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, expressed his gratitude for the efforts made by all involved representatives, in this respect. The Central Statistics & Information Organization requested the NPC on decision upon the project for purchase of 650 set of biometric devices with its related equipment which after review and discussion, was approved by NPC. The Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) presented two requests for guidance on evaluation report of the project for production of plastic and metal pipes, which were approved by NPC. The implementation of previous NPC instructive decision on approval of the consultancy service and analytical studies contract of electricity system & energy sector related to Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) was also approved by NPC. MoI requested NPC for guidance on discrepancy in cost of industrial enterprise sector and private bidders for procurement of bread required by central and regional military corps of 101, which was approved by NPC. MoD requested on correction of the costs of fifth, sixth, seventh, minimum & maximum amount of first and second sections of the contract for procurement of 17 types of cereal required by its military units and components, which NPC approved the respected requests. Two requests of MoT pertaining correction of contract date for construction of the road from Khwaja Bahauddin district to Yangi Qala of Takhar Province with 28.6 KM long (Beyond Kokcha), part 3 of Takhar Province were approved and MoT was entrusted to present the clear justification on time modification of the contract to NPC. The request on approval for termination of the contract for construction of Shorabak Spin Boldak road, the third section, was also approved by NPC. 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 Lower House (Wolesi Jirga), the 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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