ISLAMABAD – The Capital Development Authority has decided to accommodate both the lowest bidders in awarding contract of Margalla Avenue, though efforts were underway to oblige a blue-eyed firm. During an open bidding for the contract, Karachi-based M/s RM Gulistan Engineers and Contractors and Quetta-based Rakhshani Builders had a stiff competition and offered bid worth Rs 500 million, even far lower than the CDA-proposed cost of Rs 740 million.
However, even month after the open bidding, the lowest bidders are yet awaiting award of the work. Earlier, some circles in the CDA lobbied to oblige a blue-eyed firm by convincing competitors to offer bids in connivance with the specific firm, but the said two companies successfully resisted the move. Continue reading