Irregularities in the tendering process: the purchasing body cancels 2 proposals
The Cabinet Committee on Government Procurement (CCGP) canceled two proposals – the purchase of curtains for residential buildings at the site of the Rooppur nuclear power plant and tablets for a census project – due to anomalies .
The committee made the decisions yesterday at a meeting chaired by Minister of Finance AHM Mustafa Kamal.
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In a virtual press conference after the meeting, Kamal said the two authorities concerned had been invited to resubmit the offer.
The Department of Public Works has submitted a proposal for committee approval for the purchase and supply of curtains for 196 units in two buildings in the Green City residential complex at a price of Tk 4,67,59,545.
During the briefing, Md Shamsul Arefin, deputy secretary of the cabinet division, said that some anomalies had been discovered, which is why the relevant department was again invited to launch a tender.
Meanwhile, the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), under the Statistics and Information Management Division, offered to purchase 3.95 lakh tablets, priced at 548.73 crore. Tk, to collect information for a census and housing project between 25 and 31 October. The BBS selected the second lowest bidder – Fair Electronics Limited – from other candidates, sources said.
The lowest bid was around Tk 402 crore per Walton, they added.
Yesterday, six proposals, including these two, were produced for approval before the CCGP and two other proposals before the Ministerial Committee for Economic Affairs (CCEA).
The CCEA has given its agreement in principle to cancel the implementation of the 400 kv Matarbari-Banshkhali-Madunaghat transmission line project.
Minister of Finance Kamal said: “The project will not be implemented under the public-private partnership. [PPP] method because it is not necessary at the moment. “
Shamsul Arefin said the project could not be implemented within the timeframe under the PPP method.
“But it will be possible to provide electricity there via another transmission line.”
The project was supposed to ensure the evacuation of electricity from the SS Power Ltd I power station at Banshkhali in Chattogram.
However, CAMC approved in principle another proposal to acquire some 40,000 solar home systems with a capacity of 100 watts peak and some 2,500 community solar systems with a capacity of 320 watts peak from an experienced local company. as part of the direct supply method for three districts in the Chattogram Hill Tracts.
“If these solar home systems are installed there, we believe that it will be possible to provide electrical coverage even in remote areas of the CHT,” he added.