National Procurement Authority (NPA) has the following vision, mission, principles and objectives in order to achieve its target easily.
To institutionalize transparency, efficiency, effectiveness, fairness and accountability within the procurement system ensuring compatibility with internationally acceptable standards and best practices.
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To strengthen public procurement by incorporating a robust legal and regulatory framework, procedures, policy instruments and mechanisms for increased capacity, visibility, accountability and public confidence through adoption of technological advances for the effective and efficient management of public resources that will foster economic growth.
The National Procurement Authority (NPA) sets six following principles for the Afghanistan procurement to be based on:
1 - Transparency & Accessibility
All procurement rules, regulations, conditions, procedures and processes must be accessible, clear and transparent to facilitate better understanding among suppliers and contractors as well as the public procurement personnel.
2 - Accountability
Procurement must act as the most critical mechanism for accountability in order to create and maintain public confidence in government.
3 - ZERO-Tolerance for Corruption
Any government procurement personnel or private sector entities associating with corruption will be barred from procurement and will be introduced to legal authorities for prosecution without any exceptions.
4 - Value for Money
Public resources spent by government through procurement must obtain best value for money in terms of quality, quantity, time, price and source.
5 - Open And Fair Competition
All eligible bidders participating in the procurement process must be given fair and equal opportunities through government procurement processes without any kind of discrimination.
6 - Fair Dealing
All bids are assessed and evaluated fairly in accordance with the Afghanistan Procurement Law, rule, regulations, policies and procedures.
1 - To establish an efficient center-led procurement system at national and local levels
2 - To introduce policies and procedures for public expenditure through development of a robust, reliable and effective procurement system
3 - To review, propose and set threshold-levels for procurement entities according to national policies for budget-authority of local and central government bodies
4 - To support procuring entities in increasing their budget execution rates
5 - To establish an internationally acceptable singular procurement system that can serve the government as well as donor agencies and non-governmental organizations
6 - To increase data collection and analysis through development of Procurement Management Informational System (PMIS)
7 - To introduce Electronic Procurement system with government initiatives.
8 - To reduce bias, corruption, personal favoritism, nepotism and fraud in the procurement departments of the public sector entities.
9 - To introduce and implement an effective monitoring and reporting system
10 - To implement a system of control and accountability
11 - To unify and streamline procurement procedures, policies, documentation and contract options
12 - To establish a dispute resolution and arbitration mechanisms
13 - To enhance procurement efficiency through consolidated contract performance management
14 - To have better control on vital and large turnkey and national contracts
15 - To eradicate duplication in application of the procurement system
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