National Procurement Authority

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National Procurement Authority
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HeadquartersPakhtoonistan Watt Kabul

National Procurement Authority (Pashto: د ملی تدارکاتو اداره‎, Dari: اداره تدارکات ملی‎) [1] is a government agency of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, which leads the public procurement process of the country..[2][3] After the formation of the National Unity Government, H.E (Mohammad Ashraf Ghani) the president of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan issued decree No. 16 dated 20/07/1393 for establishment of the National Procurement Authority under the Administrative Office of the President as a sole policy maker in the public procurement sector of the country The National Procurement Authority has the following duties and responsibilities: [4][5]

  1. 1.Assessing of the proposed contracts of the procurement entities as well as presenting of the evaluation report to NPC for making decision accordingly;
  2. 2.Observation and monitoring of the procurement entity's procurement procedures to make sure that procurement law and rules of procedure is taken into consideration;
  3. 3.Monitoring the contracts implementation progress as per the rules of procurement procedure;
  4. 4.Compile, organize and ratification of procurement policies, rules of procedure, guidance, bills, circulars, bidding documents, and other standard bidding documents for improvement and unification of procurement activities and sending them to procuring entities;
  5. 5.Evaluating of the procurement capacity of procurement entities and awarding the procurement capacity certificate to them;
  6. 6.Debarment of the offended bidders and contractors;
  7. 7.Submitting the violation and breach of law cases to legal authorities for prosecution;
  8. 8.Economic study of procurement and predictions on collecting information and taking decision about them;
  9. 9.Setting up the policy on how to use IT in procurement;
  10. 10.Development of human resource, professional development, conducting training programs; awarding certificate and management of professional& technical affairs of procurement staffs;
  11. 11.Assessment and review of procuring entities monetary threshold whenever required and proposing it to NPC;
  12. 12.perform of other duties given to NPA as per procurement law and rules of procedure;
  13. 13.NPA cannot act as the awarding entity;
  14. 14.Based on procurement law and if required, NPA can assign procurement observers in procurement entities to assure the effectiveness and authenticity of the procurement processes;
  15. 15.Presence of the NPA representative in the recruitment process of the key procurement employees is a must, to assure the expertise, capacity and transparency in the process.
  16. 16.Awareness on the reform in procurement system of Afghanistan and abide by the law on access to information;


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