‘Procurement’

Procurement

Procurement is the acquisition of goods, services or works from an external source. It is favourable that the goods, services or works are appropriate and that they are procured at the best possible cost to meet the needs of the purchaser in terms of quality and quantity, time, and location.

The World Bank works to ensure that procurement in Bank-financed projects and programs is conducted in accordance with its Articles of Agreement, which require that loan proceeds are used only for the purposes for which the loan, grant, or credit was granted. The Procurement Policy and Services Group of the World Bank is charged with providing the Policy and Guidance necessary to carry out this mandate for the Bank’s operational clients.

The Bank gives equal importance to supporting the management and reform of public procurement systems in borrower countries. Increasing the efficiency, fairness, and transparency of the expenditure of public resources is critical to sustainable development and the reduction of poverty.

Highlights

Students of Mass Communication Department, Gomal University DIKhan field activity at Vocational Training Center established by KP-SADP.
Mr. Ghulam Habib, Project Director Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Southern Area Development Project (KP-SADP) Pakistan receiving the Country Winner Award (South Asian Procurement Innovative Award-SAPIA) from Ms. Elmas Arisoy, World Bank South Asia Procurement Manager.
Commissioner DIKhan Division Abdul Ghafoor Baig inspecting different developmental schemes of KP-SADP in DIKhan along with project staff.
All Pakistan KP-SADP Football Tournament held at Ghazni Khel area of District Lakki Marwat. Total 40 football teams from all over Pakistan participated in the tournament. Senior Minister KPK Inayatullah Khan was Chief Guest in the final match whereas Project Director KP-SADP Ghulam Habib and Senior Politician of the area Humayun Saifullah Khan were also present on the occasion. Young Bannu team grabbed the trophy by beating Shaheen Club Tank on penalty kicks. Chief Guest and other speakers on this occasion lauded KP-SADP efforts for the promotion of sports activities in this backward area of the province.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Southern Area Development Project (KP-SADP) has established ‘One Solution Prefabricated Smart School’ at Dawlat Tajazai, district Lakki Marwat. The six-container classrooms outfit, is web-enabled, air-conditioned, solar system and multimedia with six projectors, internet facility, bio-matric attendance system, six laptops per classroom, student’s recreational area and even four toilets. Around 170 girls’ students of nearby villages will take benefit from this innovative education facility where each class has 28 students’ capacity.
This community outreach initiative by KP-SADP could help the government to provide high quality smart education at even the remote areas in the province.