GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH
1. D.O.Lr.No. A1/5642/2001 Dt. 9th April 2002, from DG. Dr. MCR HRD Institute.
2. D.O.Lr.No. A2/5642/2001 Dt. 21st May 2002, from DG. Dr. MCR HRD Institute.
On the request of the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, the UK Department for International Development conducted a study of the Government’s Procurement Procedures and Practices with a view to increase transparency & accountability and make recommendations for improvement and standardization.
2. The Procurement Review Report – 2002, submitted by the consultants was discussed in a meeting on 24th June 2002, chaired by Hon’ble Chief Minister and attended by some Ministers, the Secretaries, HODs of all the concerned Departments, the DG. MCR HRD Institute, Commissioner for Tenders etc. The main issue arising out the recommendations is the need to establish a separate Procurement Policy Organisation to develop, oversee and monitor Procurement operations. It was felt that the implementation of E-Procurement model also needs a Centralised Institutional Mechanism to ensure its success. Various options were discussed.
3. Finally it was decided that instead of creating a Procurement Policy Organisation, it is appropriate to setup a Central Standing/ Working Committee under the Chairmanship of Spl. Chief Secretary, GPM&AR, to oversee the development of Procurement Policies including E-Procurement for bringing in necessary legislative regulatory changes, and monitoring performance. It was also decided that the Committee may consist of representatives of 2 or 3 major Procuring Departments, the Commissioner for Tenders, Director General, (Vigilance and Enforcement), representatives of Federation of A.P. Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FAPCCI) Hyderabad, and Builders Association of India, besides co-opting consultants who can bring in expertise on best practices from other countries etc., as and when required.
4. Accordingly Government hereby constitutes a Central Working Committee with the following: -
1. Special Chief Secretary, GPM&AR, --- Chairperson
2. Principal Secretary to the Govt. IT&C Dept. --- Member
3. Principal Secretary to Govt. Social Welfare Dept. --- Member
4. Director General & Inspector General of Police --- Member
5. Director General V&E, --- Member
6. Engineer-in-Chief, APHMHIDC. --- Member
7. Commissioner for Tenders --- Member
8. Managing Director, APTS. --- Member
9. Chairman, Builders Assn. of India --- Member
10. Representative of FAPCCI, Hyderabad. --- Member
11. M.D. APSRTC or his Representative --- Member
12. JS/ DS concerned, GPM&AR Dept, GAD --- Convener
The Committee may co-opt experts/ consultants as and when necessary.
5. The Committee will work mainly as a facilitator and
« Oversee progress of implementation of procurement and E-Procurement procedures and monitor performance of the departments.
« Develop guidelines, Framework Agreements, and standardised procedures.
« Examine and bring in necessary legislative and regulatory changes.
« Facilitate effective change management and streamline processes/ procedures in accordance with best practices followed all over the world.
6. The Committee will be a Standing Committee and also examine and process the other recommendations of the Procurement Review Report – 2002, within a fixed time frame.
(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH)
SPECIAL CHIEF SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT.
All the Members of the Committee (In name cover)
All the Spl. Chief Secretaries/ Prl. Secretaries/ Secretaries to Govt.
All the Heads of Departments,
All the Collectors.
D.G. Dr. MCR HRD Institute,
Principal Secretary to Chief Minister,
Executive Director Centre for Good Governance and
Special Secretary to Chief Minister,
All P.Ss. to Ministers,
//FORWARDED :: BY ORDER//
Officer on Special Duty
List of Enclosures:
1. Procurement Review Report – 2002
2. Slide Show Presentation
4. Draft Declaration