The appellant has requested the complete evaluation report, documents of all the bidders along with their certification, experience etc. and the list of bidders who participated in ABD-300A tender along with Techno-Commercial bids submitted in the office. The organization has denied the access to the requested information and record on the stance that the appellant has neither purchased the bidding documents nor participated in the tendering process and is not direct stakeholder of the process, that the requested documents are classified documents, that the borrower (NTDC) is bound to preserve the confidentiality of the procurement process and its associated information, that the subject matter, the procurement is admittedly through a loan given by an international financial institution i.e. ABD, therefore Rule 5 of the PPRA Rules, 2004 would be relevant and applicable, rendering ADB Procurements Guidelines prevalent and that the subject procurement is being carried out under ABD Procurement Rules.
The appeal is allowed. The Chief Engineer (MP&M) NTDC, is directed to furnish the appellant all the requested information, after severing the record touching the private privacy of any individual i.e. Bank Account Number, Phone/cell No., CNIC No., Passport No., Address or any other information pertaining to the family members, forthwith but in any case not later than ten days of the receipt of this order.