Remove difficulties for localities in allocating resources to purchase equipment for Covid-19 prevention and control


The Ministry of Finance has just issued Document No. 4841/BTC-HCSN dated May 12, 2021 to the People’s Committees of the provinces and centrally-run cities providing guidance on funding sources, mechanisms for procurement of vehicles and equipment. equipment, chemicals, supplies and biological products for the prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic in urgent conditions of Covid-19 epidemic prevention and control.

The Ministry of Finance removes difficulties for localities in balancing and allocating resources to purchase equipment for Covid-19 epidemic prevention and control.

Accordingly, implementing the motto “4 on the spot” is prevention, isolation and treatment on the spot; facilities, equipment, medicines, on-site protection; on-site funding; On the spot, the Ministry of Finance asked localities to proactively arrange local budgets and other lawful funding sources for the prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic according to the Covid-19 prevention and control plan. of the Ministry of Health; ensuring the right purpose, saving and efficiency; there is no shortage of funds, especially for purchasing biological products and medical supplies.

The central budget supports localities to prevent and control the Covid-19 epidemic as prescribed in the Prime Minister’s Decision No. 482/QD-TTg dated March 29, 2021 on the principle of targeted support. from the central budget to the local budget in the prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic.

In the implementation organization, in case the locality has difficulties in balancing the local budget, the People’s Committee of the province shall promptly report it to the Ministry of Finance for consideration and handling according to regulations.

The Ministry of Finance also guides localities to carry out procurement in accordance with the provisions of the law on bidding and related laws, not to owe money to buy means, equipment, chemicals, supplies and biological products. Covid-19 prevention and control products for contractors in accordance with regulations; there is no shortage of means, equipment, chemicals, supplies and biological products to fight the epidemic.

Specifically, during the time of the Covid-19 epidemic announced by the competent authority, the Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee directs the agencies and units under their management to organize bidding according to the forms of contractor selection specified in the regulations. prescribed in Articles 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26 of the Bidding Law (including: open bidding; limited bidding; appointment of contractors; competitive offers; direct procurement; self-executing ; selection of contractors and investors in special cases); to decide according to its competence to appoint contractors for procurement packages under its management to carry out the Covid-19 epidemic prevention and control in urgent cases as prescribed at Point a, Clause 1, Article 22. Bidding Law.

Chairman of People’s Committees of provinces and centrally run cities shall direct and decide on the use of 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 documents as prescribed in Clause 2, Article 11 of Circular No. 58/2016/TT-BTC dated March 29, 2016 of the Ministry of Finance when determining the bid package price in the contractor selection plan.

The Ministry of Finance requests local financial agencies and State Treasuries at all levels to manage funds for procurement of means, equipment, chemicals, supplies and biological products in service of the Covid-19 epidemic prevention and control. 19 in accordance with the law, there must not be any additional administrative procedures to delay or obstruct the procurement.

Le Kim Lien

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