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Extension of Last Date for Submission of Bids is not 2nd Call

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Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Audit Branch

No. 4378-F(Y) Dated, the 13th July, 2017

MEMORANDUM

Revised provisions regarding extension of last date for submission of bids and acceptance of bids when the number of qualified bidders during re-tender is less than three has been laid down in FD Memorandum No. 925-F(Y) dated 14.02.2017.

But in spite of clear stipulation in the said Order that extension of date cannot be treated as 2nd or subsequent call, references are being received requesting to treat extension of last date for submission of bids as 2nd or subsequent call.

It is hereby reiterated that extension of last date of submission of bids cannot be treated as 2nd or subsequent call of a tender.

Also, information on ‘Minimum period for submission of tender from the last date of publication‘ should be furnished in Annexure-I of Memorandum No. 925-F(Y) dated 14.02.2017 instead of information on ‘Last date of submission of bid‘.

Further, recommendation of the Head of the Administrative Department should be furnished in Annexure-I of Memorandum No. 925-F(Y) dated 14.02.2017 instead of furnishing the recommendation only for the re-tenders with L1 bid below or at par with the amount put to tender.

The revised Annexure-I of Memorandum No. 925-F(Y) dated 14.02.2017 is enclosed with this Order.

Joint Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal

No. 4378-F dated 13.07.2017, Source