Financial Power to Accept Tenders with less than 3 bidders

Financial power of the Heads of the Administrative Departments towards acceptance of tenders with less than 3 qualified bidders in 2nd or subsequent calls will be Rs. 10 crore.

Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Audit Branch

No. 1973-F(Y) Dated, 30th June, 2021

MEMORANDUM

The financial power of the Heads of the Administrative Departments for acceptance of tenders with less than 3 qualified bidders in 2nd or subsequent calls was revised to Rs. 10 crore / Rs. 5 crore depending on the delegated power of the Head of Department to accord administrative approval vide this Department Memorandum No. 6989-F(Y) dated 19.11.2018.

The powers of the Heads of the Administrative Departments to accord administrative approval have since been revised as and when required. This has raised a confusion regarding the financial power of the Heads of the Administrative Departments for acceptance of tenders with less than 3 qualified bidders in 2nd or subsequent calls.

It is now clarified that the financial power of the Heads of the following Administrative Departments towards acceptance of tenders with less than 3 qualified bidders in 2nd or subsequent calls will be Rs. 10 crore (Rupees ten crore) until further order in this regard:

  1. Public Works Department
  2. Urban Development & Municipal Affairs Department
  3. Panchayats & Rural Development Department
  4. Health & Family Welfare Department
  5. Irrigation & Waterways Department
  6. Water Resources Investigation & Development Department
  7. Public Health Engineering Department
  8. Housing Department

Similarly, financial power of the Heads of the remaining Administrative Departments towards acceptance of tenders with less than 3 qualified bidders in 2nd or subsequent calls will be Rs. 5 crore (Rupees five crore) until further order in this regard.

Principal Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal

No. 1973-F dated 30.06.2021, Source

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