Elimination of construction contract wastes for enriching the infra-structural development of Bangladesh
AuthorRazzaque, Md. Abdur
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Bangladesh is a developing country. The development activities of Bangladesh are hindered by some related factors, the main objective of this study is to identify and eliminate these factors especially on construction contract wastes generated during procurement process. The factors impact on the development of Bangladesh are Corruption, Lack of skilled person, Favoritism, Bribery, Poor planning, Selection of Contractor (unethically), Political influence and Bureaucratic complexity in decision making in the construction contract. The resultant impact of these factors in procurement process are making the contract slow and reduce steadiness. These hindering elements are as slow poisoning in development activities and make the development work slower and ultimately the countries development goes slowly. In my study “I have tried to identify the infrastructural construction contract wastes in the procurement process”. Presently the large part of governments procurement of works is performed with e-GP (electronic government procurement) through the web portal www.egp.gov.bd. This web portal is introduced by CPTU, Ministry of planning. The operation, maintenance, rules implementation, amendments are the responsibility of CPTU. So, the primary responsibility of CPTU is to eliminate the construction contract wastes by introducing acceptable, transparent, reliable and value adding web portal for both Procuring entity and contractors of Bangladesh that will ensure the development of Bangladesh. The secondary and major procurement responsibility goes to Procuring Entity, Authority and implementing agency to eliminate the construction contract wastes. The unskilled planning in procurement, introduction of unreal specification in tender document for evaluation, unethical activities in contractor selection process, taking briberies in contractor selection process and giving them illegal facilities during implementation of the construction works. The third responsibility is imposed on government or ruling party. The government imposed some rules and regulations for different purpose, if it implies the acts and rules for transparent, anticorruption activities, reduces the process of bureaucracy and the change the fiscal year which will start from January to December instead of July to June. CPTU is trying to expand its mandate on implementing transparent, sustainability in public procurement in Bangladesh. Sustainability criteria which ensure the development is incorporated in STD’s PPA-206 and PPR-2008 should be amended to assure development issue more. Finally, there is plenty of opportunity to proceed further study on construction contract waste elimination in procurement process. Advance research will ensure more effective contract waste elimination process which enriches the sustainable development of Bangladesh.