Clarifications of Purchase Policy
Government of West Bengal
No. 8648-F(Y), Dated: 12.10.2012.
The West Bengal Financial Rules provided for preferential treatment by way of 10% price preference to the State Government organizations, namely, M/s. Mackintosh Burn Ltd., M/s. Britannia Engineering Ltd., and M/s. Westinghouse Saxby Farmer Ltd., vide Note-1 below sub-rule (3) of rule 47 A of West Bengal Financial Rules. Note-1 below sub-rule (3) of rule 47A reads as follows:-
“Note-1. – The following concessions are allowed to M/s. Mackintosh Burn Ltd., M/s. Westinghouse Saxby Farmer Ltd., and M/s. Britannia Engineering Ltd. :-
(i) M/s. Mackintosh Burn Ltd., M/s. Westinghouse Saxby Farmer Ltd., and M/s. Britannia Engineering Ltd. shall be eligible to be allowed 10% preference in rate vis-a-vis other organizations engaged in similar activities. Such preference shall, however, be given only for the purpose of selection, but once selected on the basis of such preference, the companies shall have to execute the work at the lowest valid price bid received in the process of selection, failing which orders will be placed with the organization/firm offering the lowest valid rate;
(ii) The Companies shall be exempted from submitting earnest money for all tenders from the Government of West Bengal, State Government Undertakings and Statutory Bodies, directly controlled by the State Government;
(iii) Security deposit for all works controlled directly or indirectly by the State Government and executed by the Companies shall be limited to Rs. 1 Lakh.”
2. The withdrawal of the preferential treatment given to the State Government organizations, mentioned above, has been under consideration of the Government for some time now. Therefore, the undersigned is directed by order of the Governor to withdraw the preferential treatment earlier given to M/s. Mackintosh Burn Ltd., M/s. Westinghouse Saxby Farmer Ltd., and M/s. Britannia Engineering Ltd, and make the following amendment in Rule 47 A of West Bengal Financial Rules:
Note – 1 below sub-rule (3) of Rule 47A is deleted.
3. This order will take immediate effect. Necessary amendment in West Bengal Financial Rules will be made in due course.
Sd/- H. K. Dwivedi
Secretary to the Government of West Bengal.
No. 8648-F dated 12.10.2012