Friday, 30 September 2016

Procurement Law of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Public Procurement Reform is an integral part of governance reform agenda for National Unity Government under leadership of H.E. the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, mainly in order to bring in a transparent and efficient procurement system enabled to obtain higher value for money in government purchasing. As starting point in procurement reform work, revision and revamping of procurement legal framework was an immediate task to be undertaken in order to formalize reform initiatives and minimize corruption prone areas in procurement proceedings.
Pursuant to the provision of sub clause (4) of Article (75) of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Procurement Law was revised, and new amendments were ratified by H.E President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan through legislative decree no. (75) Dated October 7, 2015. The enacted Law aims to achieve the following objectives:
  • Organize procurement of goods, works, and services required by Procuring entities
  • Ensuring transparency in procurement proceedings;
  • [to have] Effective control of financial affairs and public expenditure;
  • Ensuring economy [best value for money] in the procurement of goods, works and services;
  • Providing equal tendering opportunities for participation to all eligible bidders in procurement proceedings.
The Afghanistan Procurement Law includes eight Chapters and 67 Articles, and shall be applied in all procurement proceedings by all budgetary units and in procurement of entities financed by public funds.

NB: The Afghanistan Procurement Law in English language is not yet availble, but it will be available soon on the website of Afghanistan National Procurement Authority (NPA) for downloading.

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