The 57th Meeting of Construction Development Board in its continued effort to streamline the procurement process and curb fronting in the construction industry has decided as follows:
1. Power of Attorney/Letter of Authorization for the purpose of attending tender opening and execution of work(s) can only be issued to regular employee(s) whose names are listed in the CDB database under the Human Resources of Firm. This is applicable to all the firms registered as Class Large “L” and Medium “M”.
2. Similarly, Class Small “S” can issue Power of Attorney/Letter of Authorization for the purpose of attending tender opening only to the Supervisor of the construction firm, registered with CDB. Further, a Class “S” contractor is required to be fully involved in the entire management and execution of a contract awarded to him/her. This decision was made in order to i) curb fronting rampant in the lower class and ii) to enable him/her to acquire the required experience/capacity and over a period of time graduate to higher class.
This notification is issued for information and strict compliance by all the Procuring Agencies and Contractors with immediate effect.
Construction Development Board
4th January 2012