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KUWAIT CITY, Oct 5: The Director of the Supply and Stores Department at the Ministry of Education, Matrouk Al-Mutairi, said the distribution of 40,000 pieces of furniture (chairs and tables) is within the implementation of the plan to replace the damaged furniture and said it is part of the 85,000 requests received from all educational areas, reports Al-Rai daily. He went on to say all requests will be fulfilled within two weeks at the latest, but according to limited quantities for each school and indicated that the implementation of furniture exchange requests is carried out according to the capabilities of the administration and its furniture availability, as it provides nearly half of the required quantity for each school, saying a new tender for furniture supply will be floated but this work is hampered by documentary cycle.
Regarding the tenders for food supply for the kindergarten stage, Al-Mutairi explained two tenders were floated in this regard and the companies have already started implementing the contracts, while the ministry provided this service for the remaining four areas through direct contracting with the Kuwait Flour Mills Company until the completion of tenders, which are being looked into by the Audit Bureau.
Al-Mutairi stated that his administration has offered 4 tenders for school buses to provide transportation service in all educational areas, noting that it is likely that these tenders will be approved by the regulatory authorities soon, to be implemented at the beginning of the second semester of this year, pointing out that the maintenance contracts for areas in Jahra and the Capital are still with the Central Agency for Public Tenders, which prompted the administration to request direct contracting for the maintenance of some schools in the two regions until their contracts are approved by the regulatory authorities