NPC saves 14b afs in 725 contracts last solar year
KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Procurement Commission (NPC) has assessed 900 contracts and saved 14 billion afghanis in approving 725 of the contracts worth 136 billion during the past one year, the Presidential Palace said on Sunday.
A statement from the president’s spokesman office to Pajhwok Afghan News said the NPC had rejected 66 contracts and returned another 100 contracts for further review during last 1394 solar year. The statement has no further details.
The NPC was created in late 1393 solar year under the leadership of President Ashraf Ghani. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and a number of ministers are members of the commission.
The statement said a contract worth 39 million afghanis had been approved by the NPC during its first meeting in the new solar year at the presidential palace last evening. It said two contracts were rejected and five more returned for a review.
The statement said extension of contracts on food and fuel supplies and maintenance works at the Ministry of Interior for the next four months were not approved due to being in conflict with the relevant law.
The source said the President, dissatisfied with the Interior Ministry’s procurement process, ordered the commission to completely audit contracts of the ministry.
The meeting also decided to work on a framework for the usage of contracts of the Ministry of Interior, the source said.
A joint commission of the ministries of public health, finance, justice, economy, defense, interior and the NPC would work on the framework and would provide suggestions to the High Economic Council during the next two months, the statement added.
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