The federal government after approval from the cabinet notified Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) rules on June 29. The government approved an amendment to rule 42 (f) of the PPRA Ordinance, allowing government organizations to engage services of other government organizations without floating tenders. CDA Decides to Handover Future Projects to Govt Entities.
Following the federal cabinet’s recent decision of amending procurement rules, allowing government organizations to award contracts to state-owned enterprises without floating public tenders, and observing a competitive process, city managers on Friday decided to get two multi-billion projects executed through a government-run organization on a single tender basis.
Capital Development Authority board meeting
The Capital Development Authority (CDA) board, which met at the civic authority’s headquarters with Amer Ali Ahmed in the chair, decided to get two projects – 7th Avenue Interchange and Srinagar Highway near Aabpara worth Rs1.5 billion, and rehabilitation of I.J.P Road worth Rs6 billion, through government organizations.
Sources said now the civic agency will send a request to the Defence Ministry for getting services either of the Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) or National Logistic Cell (NLC). They added that CDA prefers FWO, which is already executing the Margalla Avenue project, to start work on both projects this month.
He said that as the location of the proposed 7th Avenue Interchange falls in a sensitive area near Aabpara, CDA wants to get this project completed as soon as possible and only a government-run company could do this work smoothly.