Central Procurement and Use of Annual Tenders for Purchase of Goods and Services

We would like to inform that as per the Ministry’s directives we have centralized all procurements of goods and services (such as: air ticketing, catering, vehicle hiring, consultancy, etc.) for all central programs/projects within Thimphu from our Procurement Section. As such, any procurement of goods and services should be routed through Procurement Section, Directorate Services.

We would also like to inform that all Department/Agencies/Divisions/Units under the Ministry to use the annual tenders/quotations for purchase of goods and services. For papers and cartridges/toners we must use annual centralized quotations of Department of National Properties DNP), Ministry of Finance as required.

Further, we would also like to remind that the Directorate Services will not entertain any bills for settlement if the goods and services are procured without using the annual tenders.

Any changes in annual contracts (for supply of goods and services), shall be entertained with prior approval of the Ministry through acceptable justifications/complaints in writings that to be recommended by the Ministry’s Tender Committees.

This is issued to ensure effective and efficient procurement and payment services from this Directorate, and to avoid unnecessary audit complications in future.

The letter from Director, Directorate Services can be downloaded from here

All comparative statements of the annual supplies are shared once again here for reference.

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