Kuwait’s top government performance authority has asked the Gulf country’s tenders body to speed up procedures to award projects to winning bidders. 

The Government Performance Follow-up Agency sent a letter to the Central Agency for Public Tenders (CAPT) criticising delays in project awarding because of red tape and other reasons, according to the Arabic language daily Alqabas. 

“The Agency emphasised the need for CAPT to speed up procedures to process public tenders and tackle the problem of slow decisions regarding these tenders,” the paper said, citing the letter sent by the Agency. 

The letter asked CAPT to abide by the bidding deadlines in order to avert delays in project execution, especially important development projects, the report said. 

“It also stressed the need for CAPT to stick to a timetable for the approval of decisions by government offices to award projects to the winding bidders…it also stressed that this process must be done according to transparent and definite procedures.” 

(Writing by Nadim Kawach; Editing by Anoop Menon)