He added that delay in the issuance of tenders for the central procurement
of medicines as well as a rise in the value of dollar were two major causes of the shortage of medicines as importers of surgical items and imported medical stuff were reluctant to provide these supplies on older rates.
Sources said during the discussion, the topic of shutting the central procurement
body was raised.
is hardly a new concept for veteran retailers and suppliers, who have seen the practice emerge, recede, and reemerge in the past two decades at many of the country's large chains and co-ops.
The officials are suspected of rigging bidding on sales of fuel for the agency's fighter jets and vehicles totaling 31 billion yen on four occasions the agency's Central Procurement
Office held such bidding over a six-month period between April and September 1998.
The Tokyo District Prosecutors Office indicted Akira Ikeda, 56, a manager of a radio department, for his involvement in negotiations between Nico and the agency's Central Procurement
Office for the refund cut around May 1995.
Kenichi Ueno, 59, former deputy chief of the agency's Central Procurement
Office, served as part-time adviser for two of the six NEC affiliates including, Nippon Avionics Co.
Yesmin Parvin Tirmizi, deputy director of Local Government (DDLG) to the DC office, presided over the workshop while Mohammad Ali Noor, Director General (additional secretary), the Central Procurement
Technical Unit (CPTU) under the IMED under Ministry of Planning, Dr.
He added: "The Central Procurement
Directorate within my department issued this tender competition to those suppliers listed on the Northern Ireland Civil Service IT Hardware Framework, all of whom are based locally."
Prosecutors suspect that Toyo, which had overcharged the agency's Central Procurement
Office 2.56 billion yen for equipment, refunded only one-third of the amount in return for agreeing to hire a retiring Defense Agency official.