ISLAMABAD - Transparency International Pakistan has drawn Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Director General Capt Nadeem Khan Yousufzai’s attention to a complaint of an alleged violation of the Public Procurement Rules 2004 by the CAA regarding designing and construction of shopping promenade in front of Terminal Building, AIIAP.
In a letter addressed to Capt Nadeem, TIP Adviser Adil Gilani stated that the international watchdog had received a complaint against the CAA about an alleged violation of the Public Procurement Rules 2004 for awarding designing and construction of shopping promenade in front of terminal building AIIAP, Lahore, to M/S Gizelle Communication, based on a “Request for Proposal”. The complainant alleged that the CAA had approved the award of contract to M/S Gizelle Communication (Pvt) Limited without inviting open tenders from the public in violation of Rule 20 “Principal Method of Procurement”.
“It is also noted that the subject RFP is not available on the websites of Public Procurement Regulatory Authority and CAA, which is a violation of Rule No 12, Methods of Advertisement and PPRA’s directives issued vide notification No 2(21) DD(M& IMP)/PPRA/IMP. Rules/ 09 dated 07th September 2009,” added Gilani.
He requested the CAA DG to look into the matter and confirm whether the complaint was correct and genuine. “In case the complaint is found to be genuine, you are requested to immediately order the cancellation of contract and invite tenders in accordance with the Public Procurement Rules 2004,” Gilani said.
He also referred to the judgments passed by the Supreme Court in Rental Power Plants’ case on March 30 and Safe City case on August 23, according to which unsolicited proposals cannot be awarded by any public procuring agency, including the CAA.