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Client Query 119:- Hi, Hope everything is well at your end? As per the PPRA Rules can you confirm that for running official business in safe and secure area a Public Sector institution needs to purchase a plot of land situated inside the Cantonment Area from Cantonment Board directly?If the selling institution offers requisite plot of land at a specific price? Also if the purchase in above manner is viable and involve no violation of PPR-2004 rules? If not, then what course of action or procedure PPR-2004 devise to purchase the plot of land. Will be looking forward to your reply!


Iftikhar Chaudhry, Pakistan


Answer:- Thank you for writing to us! As per your query, in order for invoking Direct contracting or Negotiated tendering as provided under Rule 42 (c) & (d) of Public Procurement Rules, 2004 a procuring agency is required to meet the relevant condition(s) mentioned therein. In case no condition is fulfilled by the State Bank of Pakistan for procurement of a plot of land in the Cantonment area then the procurement shall be made under Rules 20 & 21 of Public Procurement Rules, 2004. Hope this helps answering your query!

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