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Debarment Database

Establishing accessible central databases of companies with final convictions

Country: Afghanistan

Status: ongoing

Themes: Public procurement

Last updated: December 2020


Concrete: Concrete | New: Not New | Ambitious: Not Ambitious

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    Within the online national procurement portal, there is a list of debarred companies. This means that these bidders and contractors have violated the Procurement Law, and won’t be allowed to bid for public projects for duration of not less than 2 year and not more than 5 years. These are publicly available to view nationally and internationally.

    Updated: October 31, 2020

    The debarment database shows 69 companies are debarred. This information is public, up-to-date and the Afghan National Procurement Authority is ready to share details of these companies with foreign authorities too.

    Updated: April 30, 2020

    NPA reported to have debarred 212 companies. It however, did not tell how many were introduced to AGO for criminal investigation.

    Updated: October 30, 2019

    NPA continued to put the same feature in their new ageops.net database and information of debarred companies are available. There is no publishing of debarred or convicted owners of company at the AGO website yet.

    Updated: May 30, 2019

    No progress since 2017. National Procurement Authority has established a central repository of all those companies who have been debarred in the past but have completed their debarment period, or are currently under debarment sanctions and cannot participate in public procurement, or are under debarment process right now but the final decision is yet to be made. The data about such companies are fully open and it can be accessed through NPA website. However, the final conviction of the debarred companies by AGO has not been published.

    Updated: June 30, 2018

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