KATHMANDU, March 30: Expressing strong dissatisfaction over the inordinate delay made in the construction works, the Public Procurement Monitoring Office (PPMO) has asked eight contractor companies to submit clarifications.
Issuing a public notice on Tuesday, the PPMO has sought clarifications from these companies within seven days before taking a final decision to blacklist the companies.
Nandini Construction, GPB Construction, Saraswati Nirman Sewa, Aashiya Construction, Saurav Construction, Sonu Construction, Damu Chandrakala Construction and Chandramala Suppliers are among the companies that have been asked to submit written clarifications.
The PPMO blacklists those firms that violate the public procurement law, fail to complete projects in time, delay works deliberately or breach the contract terms. Based on the recommendation of the government agency that procures construction equipment, goods and services, the procurement monitoring office blacklists a firm after giving them an opportunity to submit clarifications.
According to the PPMO, it has blacklisted 49 errant contractors in the past one year alone. A blacklisted firm cannot take part in the government bids from one year to three years as per the Public Procurement Act.