Client Query 039:- Salamz, Hope you doing well. Wanted your expert advice for a query of mine! I wanted to ask that while requesting quotations from the market for all the procurement, which are less than the tender limit i.e. Rs. 100,000, can we purchase our desired brand/Model Numbers directly instead of mentioning generic specification? Also can you please guide that can we negotiate on the Price with vendors after obtaining quotations (less than Rs. 100,000)?


Jehangir Alam, UK


Answer:- Thank you very much for writing to us! As per your query, according to Rule 42 (b) request for quotation under alternative method of procurement states as a procuring agency shall engage in this method of procurement only if the following conditions exist, which are:-

(i) the cost of object of procurement is below the prescribed limit of one hundred thousand rupees: Provided that the respective Boards of Autonomous bodies are authorized to fix an appropriate limit for request for quotations method of procurement subject to a maximum of rupees five hundred thousand which will become financial limit under this sub-rule:

(ii) the object of the procurement has standard specifications;

(iii) minimum of three quotations have been obtained; and

(iv) the object of the procurement is purchased from the supplier offering the lowest price: Provided that procuring agencies convinced of the inadequacy of the financial limit prescribed for request for quotations in undertaking their respective operations may approach the Federal Government for enhancement of the same with full and proper justifications; Hope this helps in answering your ambiguities!

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