Monday, 13 October 2014

(In the Pictures are the Audit officials verifying & taking the measurements, Auditing of the infrastructures)

Community Contractors for the Fiscal Year 2013-2014
The Construction of a Public Toilet at Meeting hall was completed on 3rd March (as per the Community Contract Agreement drawn between the Gewog and the Community Group) by the Neymedsa Group, a Local Community Group.

The Community Contractor namely Mr.Tshewang Dorji Sherpa, Chairman of the Group with other four members in a group negotiated to work for the approved budget of Nu.1,88,000 (One lakh Eighty Eight Thousand) although the estimation amounted to Nu.204000(Two lakhs four thousand) and it is also one such procedure in the community Contracting Protocol under the section-E;-Negotiation of the Contract. It was a planned Activity with the Funding of RGOB (Royal Government of Bhutan).

 The Construction of the Meeting Hall at Rangthangling was also completed on 10th June by the Mr.Sher Bdr. Group,  a Community Group which negotiated to carry out the construction with the 13% deductions from the estimation of Nu.664470(Six Lakhs four thousand and seventy). It was after competing with another local community contractor whom the present contractor negotiated to work with more percent deductions and it was the main screening criteria set up by the Gewog to award the work when there were two or more community contractors from the same chewog. It was an activity with the funding of GDG (Gewog Development Grant).

The Kitchen Construction at Gewog Lhakhang was also carried out by the Neymedsa Group which was completed on 31st May, 2014 as per the Community Contract Agreement Drawn with the Gewog which was a negotiated 5 percent less from the estimate amount of Nu.458641 (Four lakhs fifty eight thousand six hundred and forty one).It was also a GDG funding and prioritized activity.
The Toilet Construction for the ORC was also completed by the Sunkosh Group on 28th March as per the agreement with the negotiated and the approved budget of Nu.1,41,000(one lakh forty one thousand) only. It was also a planned activity of the Gewog with the Funding as RGOB.

The Gewog Administration after being endorsed by all the GT (Gewog Tshogdu) members on 20th December, 2014 decided to award the works in the chewogs and villages of the Gewog for the Community having the Community’s direct Participation and also to have a direct sense of ownership of the infrastructures and more importantly is to have good quality of the works and more importantly was keeping in note of the limited time period for the works to complete it for the fiscal year 2013-2014.
It was also of the adverse records with the Gewog Administration of the commercial contractors for the Past Fiscal year 2012-2013 of whom some contractors failed to complete the work on given time period despite their undertakings and some not being able to complete its rectifications and some although having completed it lacked a quality.
The audit officials at the time of the auditing done at the Gewog were very much happy seeing the quality and also with the co-operation amongst the community residents for these infrastructures and it was no wonder for others also.

By Lobzang Choda 
Rangthangling Gewog, Tsirang

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