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Bidders undergoing Corporate Debt Restructuring

Finance

Government of West Bengal
Finance (audit) Department
“Nabanna”
Mandirtala, Howrah – 711 102

No. 2026-F(Y) Dated: 08.04.2014

MEMORANDUM

It has been brought to the notice of Finance Department that some State Government departments/ offices/ State PSU’s are disqualifying bidders simply because they have incurred losses or have applied for/ are undergoing corporate debt restructuring (CDR).

Financial soundness is judged on the basis of net worth and turnover and hence there is no scope to render a bidder ineligible simply because the bidder failed to earn profit in some years.

All the departments/ offices/ PSU’s of the State Government are requested to review their bidding criteria to check that such undesirable financial criterion, i.e., disqualifying an otherwise eligible entity simply because it has incurred loss, or because it has applied for or is undergoing CDR, is not included in the eligibility conditions of a bidder.

Sd/- H. K. Dwivedi
Principal Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal

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