Amended PPRA rules 2010 notified.
KARACHI, March 10, 2010 (Balochistan Times): The Services, General
Administration & Coordination Department has notified the Sindh
Public Procurement Rules, 2010 after approval of Chief Minister Sindh.
These Rules would replace the Public Procurement Rules, 2004, which were
promulgated by the Federal Government on June 9, 2004 and adopted by
Sindh Government on November 1, 2006. Henceforth, all public
procurements in the Government of Sindh shall be governed under the new
Rules. Sindh is the first province to promulgate Public Procurement Act,
which was approved by Provincial Assembly on April 17, 2009. The salient
feature of the new Rules include addition of definition of important
terms, revision of financial limits for advertisement in print media,
introduction of an independent two-tier grievance redressal mechanism,
publication of contract award, de-briefing, procurement of consulting
services and procurement for public private partnership projects, In
addition to the introduction of new rules, the Sindh Public Procurement
Regulatory Authority has been placed under the Services, General
Administration and Coordination Department through an amendment in the
Sindh Government Rules of Business, 1980.
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