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KUWAIT CITY, April 7: The Ministry of Education is in the process of solving the problem of hiring security guards after getting the approval from the Audit Bureau, reports Al-Qabas daily. Reliable sources indicated the ministry, a few days ago, got the approval from the concerned authority for its request to contract with a security and safety company to provide security personnel for schools for the Farwaniya and Al-Asimah educational districts.
The sources stated the Audit Bureau agreed to contract with the two winning companies after the approval of the regulatory authorities, with a total amount of 3.4 million dinars for schools affiliated with the Farwaniya Educational District, and about 4 million dinars for educational schools in the Capital for a period of 36 months, provided that the rules for preparing general budgets and the final account are adhered to. She indicated that the guard contracts for the capital and Farwaniya educational districts ended on March 31, and were extended until the contracting procedures for the new bids were completed, noting that the contracts for the schools of the Ahmadi and Hawalli educational districts are under study by the Audit Bureau and awaiting approval from the Ministry of Finance.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Communications has completed the procedures for awarding tender number BBH 2014/1/2015 for the replacement and supply of electric power generation units and electric pressure reducing panels in some of the ministry’s facilities at a cost of KD2,874,146, reports Al-Anba daily. The contractor that won the bidding offered the third lowest price, because the first and second were excluded for violating the terms and specifications as per the opinion of experts in awarding tenders. One of first and second contractors have submitted a grievance.