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COOL OFF PERIOD

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Re: COOL OFF PERIOD

Post  RSM on Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:17 pm

id2013

Thank you for kickstarting the discussion. You have alluded to the fact that the 14 days cool off period will further increase the already very long tender processing time. Unfortunately you seem to have taken that all the tender time shown in Third schedule must be observed by the Procuring Entity.

Most of the time shown, except the time given to bidders to prepare and submit tenders, is internal to the organisation and can be shortened. In fact it is the measure of how efficient is the organisation in handling procurement process.

Yes. There will be an increase in time, but this can be overcome if PEs use efficiently the time available for them to prepare tender and approve tender documents, to carry out evaluation and approval of tenders efficiently.

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Re: COOL OFF PERIOD

Post  id2013 on Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:47 pm

RSM,
My take is from the Third Schedule of GN No. 97, 2005 of PPA 2004 which gives the Standard Procurement processing time as the minimum time given to every PE to use during the tendering process. Let us look the following illustration;-

Standard Procurement Processing time (PPA 2004)
S/N Activity Period (Calendar days)
1. Preparation of Tender Documents 14
2. Review and approval of tender documents by Tender Board 30
3. Advertise and issue tender documents 14
4. Evaluation of tenders and notification of award and obtaining necessary approvals 30
5. Award of Contract 7
6. Total procurement processing time (days) 95
7. Total procurement processing time (Months) 3

8. Add: Time used for Tendering stage, e.g (National Competitive bidding) 30
9. Total procurement processing time including of those activity 1-5 (days) 125
10. Total procurement processing time including of those activity 1-5 (Months) 4


Standard Procurement Processing time (PPA 2011)
S/N Activity Period (Calendar days)
1. Preparation of Tender Documents 14
2. Review and approval of tender documents by Tender Board 30
3. Advertise and issue tender documents 14
4. Evaluation of tenders and notification of award and obtaining necessary approvals 30
5. Cool of Period 14
6. Award of Contract 7
7. Total procurement processing time (days) 109
8. Total procurement processing time (Months) 3.6 equivalent to 4

9. Add: Time used for Tendering stage, e.g (National Competitive bidding) 30
10. Total procurement processing time including of those activity 1-6 (days) 139
11. Total procurement processing time including of those activity 1-6 (Months) 4.6 equivalent to 5
12.

Given to the above illustration it proves that the outcry of the public for delay of implementation of projects is true unless the upcoming regulations for PPA 2011 will reduce the minimum number of days from activity 1-6.

I submit.

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Re: COOL OFF PERIOD

Post  RSM on Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:21 pm

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I am waiting to hear you out on this issue. Recently PPRA conducted a workshop to CEO and Board Members of Public Bodies and there was a huge outcry that this provision would delay implementation of projects? What is your take?

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COOL OFF PERIOD

Post  RSM on Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:09 pm

The Public Procurement Act 2011 has introduced a cool off period of 14 days as shown in Section 60(3) shown below.


60.-(1) Subject to the provisions of section 59, the tender or proposal that has been ascertained to be the successful tender or proposal pursuant to the provision of this Act shall be accepted.
(2) The accounting officer shall be notified by the tender board of its award decision within three working days of making the decision.
(3) Upon receipt of notification, the accounting officer shall, immediately thereafter issue a notice of intention to award the contract to all tenderers who participated in the tender in question giving them fourteen days within which to submit complaints thereof, if any. 


QUESTION


Do you think the provision of this section will improve transparency in the procurement process and reduce incidences of corruption?

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