A study of standard tender documents (goods) of PPR 2008 under un procurement manual
AuthorMahmud, Md. Hasibul
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The study of the Standard Tender Documents under UN procurement manual actually reveals the comparison related clauses of goods procurement form the STDs and the aforesaid manual. The Standard Tender Documents are prepared by the Central Procurement Technical Unit of Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation Division under the Ministry of Planning, Bangladesh. Though the CPTU has several types of Standard Tender Documents, the study mainly confined with the documents of goods procurement available on website. The study is to find out the loopholes of STD (Goods) comparing the related terms and conditions of UN Procurement Manual and PPR 2008. The study finds some of the difficulties and dissimilarities between the Rules and the terms of STD (Goods). The study also finds the lack of tune in harmonization of clauses of STDs and inconsistency of applicability of similar clauses. Though some of the STDs give the PE the more wide options of applications of certain terms and conditions, it makes the documents a bit more complex to use. Again in some cases or situations the PE‟s option is limited by the clauses of STD (Goods) which in terms simplified the documents. However, being very recent introduction of STD (Goods) by the CPTU and the documents are still in the draft form and being modified time to time with the change of Rules and Acts and also the difficulties faced by the concerned PE to apply, the STDs are pretty much high standard documents for procurement of goods with related services. The study finds that some fine tuning of the STDs will make them very high and appreciable standards of documents and those can be compared with the model form of contracts. The author refers to some further study of the Standard Tender Documents (Goods) in comparison with the tender documents of UN and with view to the experts of PPR 2008 and UN Procurement for fine tuning and actual findings of laps and gaps of the goods documents. Finally the study describes its findings at conclusion part and recommends some further study for enhancement of the Standard Tender Documents (Goods).