There should normally be no post tender negotiations. If at all negotiations are warranted under exceptional circumstances, then it can be with L1, (Lowest tenderer) only.
Under the contract rules of competitive tenders are to be invited for all public works and the lowest tenders be accepted. Sufficient consideration should always be given before rejecting a lowest tender on ground of formality.
Revised norms for acceptance of L1/ H1 bid/ Single bid when the number of qualified bidders during 2nd call of a tender is less than three (3).
Procedure for Transfer of EMD received online through the e-tender portal to the Security Deposit Head of Account maintained at the Treasury/PAO.
e-Procurement – Linking of Bank Account with ICICI Payment Gateway is required for online receipt/ refund/ settlement of and EMD/ Tender Fees for the e-tenders.
Administrative departments should mandatorily utilise the FA system within their departments in various matters related with budget management, tender and procurement etc.
e-Tender / e-Auction is mandatory and the Managing Director, Commissioner / Chief Executive Officer/ Executive Officer / Finance Officer / Secretary and other office bearers will be held responsible.
Online receipt and refund of EMD (Earnest Money Deposit) of e-procurement through State Government e-procurement portal: https://wbtenders.gov.in/
All Plan projects/ schemes of project cost not exceeding Rs. 10 crore, the administrative approval shall be accorded by the Departmental Secretary with the concurrence of FA.
Discontinue the system of engaging Central PSU’s as agency for execution of works of the State Government. However, Central PSU’s may participate in the State Government Tenders.
Submission of Sales Tax and Income Tax Clearance Certificate is not necessary by the contractors for contract value above Rs. 50,000=00 as per amendment of Rule 47(9)(b) of WBFR.