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Credential Policy : Amendment in PWD Code

Credential certificate issued by the Executive Engineer or equivalent or competent authority of a State/ Central Government, Government undertaking, Statutory/ Autonomous bodies on the executed value of completed/ running work will be taken as credential.

Update: Credential Policy Modification : Amendment in PWD Code

Government of West Bengal
Public Works Department
Accounts Branch
Nabanna, Howrah-711102.

No. 03-A/PW/O/10C-02/14 Dated: 12.03.2015.

NOTIFICATION

WHEREAS, it has been observed that in most of the cases tenders are not being finalised in 1st call and even in 2nd call too due to non-availability of qualified tenderers on account of the extant credential policy as laid down in Rule 226(1) of PWD Code, Volume-1 which was amended vide this office Notification No. 137/1-A/PW/O/10C-02/14 dated 24.04.2014 and published in the Kolkata Gazette dated 28.04.2014 resulting in unnecessary delay in implementation of the projects/schemes.

WHEREAS, to encourage more participation in tendering thereby lowering rates in the long run, it has been felt necessary to amend the existing credential policy as laid down in Rule 226(1) of PWD Code, Volume-1.

NOW, THEREFORE, after careful consideration of the entire matter, the Governor is pleased to make the following amendments relating to qualification of all categories of tenderers other than Joint Venture firm in the existing Rule 226(1) of PWD Code, Volume-1 which came into force in terms of this office Notification No. 137/1-A/PW/O/10C-02/14 dated 24.04.2014 which was published under Para 1(i) in the Kolkata Gazette dated 28.04.2014.

Amendments

Existing Rule 226(1) of PWD Code, Volume-1 vide Notification No. 137/1-A/PW/O/10C-02/14 dated 24.04.2014 Amended Rule under Rule 226(1) of PWD Code, Volume-1
a) In respect of 1st call of N.I.T.:- ‘The intending tenderers shall have to produce credentials of similar nature of work valuing minimum 40% of the estimated amount put to tender.’ 1. For first call of NIT: Intending tenderers should produce credentials of a similar nature of work of the minimum value of 40% of the estimated amount put to tender during 5(five) years prior to the date of issue of this tender notice; or,Intending tenderers should produce credentials of 2(two) similar nature of work, each of the minimum value of 30% of the estimated amount put to tender during 5(five) years prior to the date of issue of the tender notice; or,Intending tenderers should produce credentials of one single running work of similar nature which has been completed to the extent of 80% or more and value of which is not less than the desired value at (i) above;In case of running works; only those tenderers who will submit the certificate of satisfactory running work from the concerned Executive Engineer, or equivalent competent authority will be eligible for the tender. In the required certificate it should be clearly stated that the work is in progress satisfactorily and also that no penal action has been initiated against the executed agency, i.e., the tenderer.
b) In respect of 2nd call of N.I.T.:- ‘The intending tenderers shall have to produce credentials of similar nature of work valuing minimum 30% of the estimated amount put to tender.’ 2. For 2nd Call of NIT: Intending tenderers should produce credentials of a similar nature of work of the minimum value of 30% of the estimated amount put to tender during 5(five) years prior to the date of issue of the tender notice; or,Intending tenderers should produce credentials of 2(two) similar nature of work, each of the minimum value of 25% of the estimated amount put to tender during 5(five) years prior to the date of issue of the tender notice; or,Intending tenderers should produce credentials of one single running work of similar nature which has been completed to the extent of 75% or more and value of which is not less than the desired value at (i) above;In case of running works, only those tenderers who will submit the certificate of satisfactory running work from the concerned Executive Engineer, or equivalent competent authority will be eligible for the tender. In the required certificate it should be clearly stated that the work is in progress satisfactorily and also that no penal action has been initiated against the executing agency, i.e., the tenderer.
c) In respect of 3rd call of N.I.T.:- ‘The intending tenderers shall have to produce credentials of similar nature of work valuing minimum 20% of the estimated amount put to tender’ 3. For 3rd call of NIT: i] Intending tenderers should produce credentials of similar nature of work of the minimum value of 20% of the estimated amount put to tender during 5(five) years prior to the date of issue of the tender notice; or,ii) Intending tenderers should produce credentials of one single running work of similar nature which has been completed to the extent of 70% or more and value of which is not less than the desired value at (i) above;In case of running works, only those tenderers who will submit the certificate of satisfactory running work from the concerned Executive Engineer, or equivalent competent authority will be eligible for the tender. In the required certificate it should be clearly stated that the work is in progress satisfactorily and also that no penal action has been initiated against the executing agency, i.e., the tenderer.

4. Other terms and conditions of the credentials:-

i) Payment certificate will not be treated as credential;

ii) Credential certificate issued by the Executive Engineer or equivalent or competent authority of a State/ Central Government, State /Central Government undertaking, Statutory/ Autonomous bodies constituted under the Central/ State statute, on the executed value of completed/ running work will be taken as credential.

This order is issued with the concurrence of Finance Department, Group-T vide their U.O.No. Group -T/2014-2015/1151 Dated 11/03/2015.

All concerned are being informed.

By order of the Governor,

Sd/- INDEVAR PANDEY
Principal Secretary to the
Govt. of West Bengal
Public Works Department.

No. 03-A-PW dated 12.03.2015, Source