KUWAIT CITY, Oct 11: The Central Agency for Public Tenders (CAPT) has rejected complaints from a group of companies which were barred from taking part in tenders floated by the Ministry of Social Affairs, even though the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) had lifted the suspension on its files which were slapped due to labor violations, reports Al- Qabas daily. In this regard CAPT said it had not erred in barring these companies from participating, saying PAM had suspended the files of these companies before the contracts were awarded.
However, senior PAM sources said there was coordination with CAPT on the necessity of government contracts being awarded based on a ‘To Whom It May Concern’ certificate issued by the authority stating there is no moratorium on the tender issue concerning one of the violations mentioned in Article 10 of Law No. 6 of 2010 regarding work in the private sector. Regarding the tender for the mechanization of the social welfare sector of the Ministry of Social Affairs within the development plan, the sources said the ministry had requested awarding the tender to the fifth lowest bidder provide the bidder conforms to the conditions and technical specifications, for 286,000 dinars, while the decision on the ministry’s request was postponed until a mechanism for calculating the estimated cost was presented.
Meanwhile, the Central Bank of Kuwait has instructed the banks to provide the Public Prosecution with information regarding the accounts of a limited liability company under a certain family’s name, reports Al-Rai daily quoting sources. Sources disclosed the prosecution has asked the banks for the statements of accounts of the company that was established 30 years ago for the period starting from Jan 1, 2018 until the end of the same year. Sources explained the directive of the Central Bank includes disclosing the company’s accounts, transfers, deposits, loans, safes and various securities, if any.