The Central Agency for Public Tenders (CAPT) has rejected the request of the Ministry of Health to extend the tender contract for the operation, maintenance and repair of the automated monitoring systems and their accessories in the ministry’s various hospitals and health centers, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting reliable sources.
The source added a request was submitted to the CAPT for the extension of the contract for six months starting from the beginning of January. The reason for the rejection, according to sources, is due to the ministry’s failure to submit its recommendations and interpretations related to the tender before the beginning of the new year.
The sources said that the contract is about the “automatic” follow-up of patients in the intensive care rooms and the various medical operations and departments, especially during the power outages for any reason. The ministry is currently seeking to raise the tempo of its recommendations, and held more than one meeting with officials of the Ministry of Finance and the CAPT, in order to obtain an extension of the contract, or even float a new tender to any party for the implementation of the service over the next 3 years.
MoE seeks additional KD 200m budget
The Ministry of Education has requested the Ministry of Finance for an additional 200 million dinars for the new fiscal 2019/2020 because the overall budget for fiscal 2018/2019 was two billion dinars, reports Al-Anba daily.
The head of the financial sector in the Ministry of Education Yousef Al-Najjar told the daily the ministry has requested for an additional budget in order to implement the plan in all sectors to the fullest, saying “we have provided our actual needs of the Ministry of Finance.” Al-Najjar added there is a preliminary acceptance of the request by the Ministry of Finance, pointing out that the ministry is awaiting the final approval after the study of the subject by the Ministry of Finance.
With regard to the benefits of Kuwaiti 118 retirees, in addition to those who retire optionally, Al-Najjar explained there is nothing to worry about that because their entitlements are ready according to the regulations in force at the Ministry of Education.” Request to extend tender contract rejected