KABUL: The 79th weekly meeting of the National Procurement Commission (NPC) was held at the presidential palace on Saturday evening, dated 24/12/2016, presided by His Excellency Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, approving 11 contracts with the total value of more than 2.5 billion Afs.
The procurement of 100 thousand metric tons of wheat from Uzbekistan, the Maintenance and Rehabilitation of the Canalization and Water Supply System project in nine police zones of the Ministry of Interior Affairs, the Procurement of 135 Different Items of Kitchen Dishware for the Ministry of Defense’s central units of regional military corps, the Contract for the Procurement of Food Stuff as per the requirement of the central and regional units, divisions and offices of the Ministry of Defense for the next year (1396), the Rehabilitation of the Road from Dehsala to Shashaan District of Baghlan Province, and the Asphalting of Gardana-e-Sakhi Road, were among the projects approved by NPC in this meeting.
On the other hand, NPC returned two contracts of the Ministry of Interior Affairs due to technical problems. NPC also conditionally approved some projects of the Ministry of Defense and those of the Ministry of Public Work. Further, the Ministry of Economy and the Senior Advisor of the President in Infrastructure Affairs were assigned by the NPC to evaluate the working backgrounds and capacity of key employees of the company winning the bidding process of the project for the Rehabilitation of the Road between Dehsala and Shashaan District of Baghlan Province.
It should be mentioned that the National Procurement Commission since 1394 held 78 regular weekly and emergency meetings, in which more than 2000 contracts have been evaluated, and more than 1800 contracts were approved. By approving those contracts more than 15 billion Afs have been saved as thrift.
In addition to NPC members, the officials of the National Procurement Authority (NPA), the members of the Communication and Transportation Commission of the Common House, the members of the Financial, Budgetary and National Economy Commission of the Upper House, the Parliamentary Anti-Corruption Caucus (PACC) and the oversight members of CSTC-A of the Resolute Support had also participated in the meeting.