In a significant move, the Public Procurement Monitoring Office (PPMO), operating under the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, has taken decisive action by blacklisting 12 construction and supplier companies across the country. This step comes in response to serious violations of procurement regulations and practices.
Among the companies now facing procurement restrictions are Adarsh Construction Golbazar Siraha, Triveni Construction Service in Pokhara-8 Kaski, Gangotri Devi Construction Service in Nepalgunj, and several others. The procurement restrictions have been imposed on entities such as Shri Gangotri Devi Construction Services in Nepalgunj, Shri Kamal Construction Panchthar, Anamika Construction Banke, Bhabesh Construction Pvt Ltd Banke, Urja-Kushab-Mashta JV in Kathmandu, Pranjal Construction Services in Jumla, Rohit Construction Services in Parsa, Paras Construction Services in Bajhang, and Rumani Construction Services located in Surkhet.
The duration of the blacklisting varies, ranging from one to three years, depending on the severity of the violations committed by each company.
The imposed restrictions include a comprehensive prohibition on these blacklisted companies from participating in any public procurement processes during the specified period. This serves as a stern measure aimed at ensuring accountability and promoting fair practices within the public procurement system.
The PPMO, responsible for overseeing the transparency and integrity of public procurement processes, has emphasized the importance of adhering to regulations to maintain a level playing field for all stakeholders. By taking action against these companies, the PPMO seeks to send a strong message that any deviations from established procurement guidelines will not be tolerated.
Government officials have affirmed their commitment to upholding transparency and fairness in public procurement and have urged businesses to comply with regulations to avoid severe consequences. The blacklisting of these companies serves as a reminder that violations of procurement rules will be met with strict penalties, reinforcing the government’s dedication to maintaining the highest standards of integrity in public procurement processes.