Kathmandu: The Public Procurement Monitoring Office of the government has blacklisted as many as seven construction companies for failing to complete the projects within the deadline set in the contracts.
Issuing a notice, the Office has stated that they were blacklisted for one to three years effective from Tuesday, as per Section 65 of the Public Procurement Act (2007).
MS Indo Engineering Project Corporation of Maharastra, India has been blacklisted for three years on the recommendation of the Road Department Project Directorate, Bishalnaghar. Similarly, upon the recommendation of Nagarjun Municipality, Land Ring Construction Service, Kathmandu has been blacklisted for two years. Bipin Vet Centre, Kashyapati Construction Service, Rachana Trade International, Ninlantha Construction Service and Suppliers, and Adventure the Anand are blacklisted for a year.
The blacklisted companies will not be able to participate in the bid for purchase and construction services called by the government.
The move comes at a time when the contractors are often accused of holding up the projects and delaying the completion of vital infrastructure and other projects for a frustratingly long time.