GOVERNMENT OF SINDH
SERVICES, GENERAL, ADMINISTRATION AND
Karachi, dated 8th March, 2010
N O T I F I C A T I O N
NO. SORI(SGA&CD)2-30/2010: In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 26 of the Sindh Public Procurement Act, 2009, the Government of Sindh are pleased to make the following rules:
1. Short title and commencement
(1) These rules shall be called the Sindh Public Procurement Rules, 2010.
(2) They shall come into force at once.
(3) They shall be applicable throughout the province.
Scope and Applicability – Save as otherwise provided, these rules shall apply to all procurements for goods, works, services including consultancy services and public private
partnership projects, carried out by all procuring agencies.
Principles of Procurements – While procuring goods, works or services, procuring agencies shall ensure that procurements are conducted in a fair and transparent manner and the object of procurement brings value for money to the agency and the procurement process is efficient and economical.
Conflict with International and Inter-Governmental Agreements – In the event that these rules are inconsistent with, or in conflict with, any obligation or commitment of
Government arising out of an international treaty or an agreement with a foreign country or countries, or any international financial institution, the provisions of such international treaty or agreement shall override the provisions of these Rules to the extent of that inconsistency or conflict as the case may be.
(1) All communications and documentation related to procurements of
Government shall be in English, Urdu or Sindhi:Provided that notice inviting tenders, notices for pre-qualifications and request for
expressions of interest shall be issued in aforementioned three languages.
(2) In case of any dispute reference shall be made to the original documentation retained on record and decision shall be made in accordance with such original documentation.
Constitution of a Procurement Committee – The procuring agency shall, with approval of its Head of the Department, constitute as many procuring committees, as it deems fit, each comprising odd number of persons and headed by a gazetted officer not below the rank of BS-18, or if not available, the officer of the highest grade, and shall ensure that at least one third of the members of a procurement committee are from the agencies or departments other than the procuring agency.