SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday constituted the UT Level Purchase Committee for finalization and approval of the Standard Bid Document for procurement of Pipes under Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM).
In this regard, an order is issued by Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, Commissioner Secretary to Government.
The order states that the committee will be set up for finalization of rates, contract and approval of Standard Bid Document for procurement of Pipes under the JJM for rural water supply schemes in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir.
It also reads that “The Committee shall finalise and approve the Standard Bid Document on the basis of the requirement submitted by the Chief Engineers. Also, the Committee shall analyse and approve the Tender Evaluation Report to be submitted by the concerned Chief Engineers before placing of supply orders to the manufacturers.”
“A Tender Evaluation Committee (TEC) shall be framed by the Purchase Committee, which shall fix the technical particulars of the material to be procured in terms of rule 2.2.2 of the Manual for Procurement of Goods-20l7,” it reads.
Regarding TEC, the order further states, “The TEC shall be responsible for all aspects of the tendering process, right from the formulation of draft SBD, participation in pre-bid meetings, replies to queries, issuance of Corrigendum/addendum necessitated, if any in consequence of pre-bid queries, the opening of bids, evaluation of bids both technical as well as financial and recommending of successful Bidder (s) as per conditions of the NIT.”
“The terms of payment shall be as per the Manual for Procurement of Goods-2017. No advance payments shall be made and the bids shall be invited through e-tenders”, it reads—(KNO)