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Irregularities at hospital in calling tender

  • Published at 07:31 pm September 17th, 2016
  • Last updated at 01:43 am September 18th, 2016
Irregularities at hospital in calling tender
Md Mosharraf Hossain, owner of Messers Shonali Traders, has sent a legal notice to Dr Bimal Krishna Bain, director of the hospital, in this regard. Mosharraf alleged that the tender was called during the vacation of Eid-ul-Azha so that only the firm favoured by Dr Bimal and Humayun Kabir, accountant of the hospital, can obtain the opportunity. There was a six-day Eid vacation before the last date, which was September 15, for purchasing the tender form, he said. Besides, only between 10am to 1pm on September 18 was fixed for submitting the form and the previous two days were government holidays, whereas according to the government rules, the form could be submitted anytime before the last date of submission, he added. Many firms could not purchase the form, as they did not know about the tender; because the advertisement of the tender was not hung on notice board, alleged Mosharraf. Moreover, the terms and conditions mentioned in the tender violated the public procurement act 2008, he also alleged. On the other hand, Dr Bimal, denying all the allegations, said the tender was called as per the government rules. Twenty three days were given for submitting the form, while it was 21 days as per the government rules, added the director. He said: “The advertisement was hung on the notice board as well as massive campaign was also launched.” Dr Bimal acknowledged that they had got a legal notice and said they would send its reply in due time.