ISLAMABAD: The federal government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir is urging the government to chill out laws for awarding two highway initiatives to Frontier Works Organisation with no enterprise a bidding procedure, assets instructed The Categorical Tribune on Monday.
The 2 initiatives, price over Rs1.6 billion, are located close to the Line of Keep watch over (LoC) with India and had been authorized via Government Committee of Nationwide Financial Council (Ecnec) in June 2014.
Issues in awarding contracts, because of shut proximity with the LoC, have stalled growth at the initiatives for greater than two years since personal contractors are reluctant to make bids.
Previous, the federal government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir attempted to begin an open bidding procedure award, however with none certain reaction, the assets mentioned.
Ministry of Kashmir affairs and Gilgit Baltistan had asked the government to permit the awarding of the contracts to FWO on a unmarried supply base. Assets mentioned that the board of Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) in its assembly hung on July 14, 2015 thought to be the case and really useful a one-time exemption of Public Procurement Regulations 2004.
It additionally really useful awarding of the contract to FWO on unmarried supply base matter to the situation that FWO could be chargeable for any further prices incurred because of price or time over-runs.
The FWO, alternatively, refused to just accept the undertaking underneath the mentioned stipulations, assets claimed. FWO highlighted the top probabilities of price overruns related to the initiatives because of their shut proximity with the LoC.
The PPRA board reconsidered the undertaking in its assembly hung on January 19, 2017 and really useful the deletion of the situation referring to further prices being borne via FWO following any lengthen within the undertaking pageant.
The primary undertaking is expounded to metaling and black topping of Authmuqam-Karen bypass highway which is 40 kilometres lengthy and situated in district Neelum. It’s going to price Rs765 million.
The second one undertaking is expounded to growth and reconditioning of Noseri Leswa bypass highway which is 52 kilometres lengthy and is situated in district Muzaffarabad and Neelum costing over Rs878 million.
Printed in The Categorical Tribune, September 26th, 2017.
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