ISLAMABAD - In a blatant violation of the court order, the government gurus are ostensibly set to benefit their blue-eyed firm by vying against awarding a contract worth $200 million to Petrosin for UCH-II project, TheNation reliably learnt on Tuesday. It was learnt that Petrosin was the lowest bidder in the race but influentials out to favor some individual went against it and out to award contract to some other firm. The sources in OGDCL, requesting anonymity, shared that OGDCLs move to award the contract to KRL would ultimately lead to contempt of court proceedings as PPP MNA Ayatullah Durrani had already obtained a stay order from the Islamabad High Court, directing OGDCL not to award the Uch-II engineering contract. In the meanwhile status quo shall be maintained till the date fixed, said a court order, available with TheNation. This project was reportedly being awarded to KRL following a proposal of Planning Commission Member Energy Shahid Sattar. The OGDCL board has already approved, in principle, a technical proposal of KRL and the management will now seek a formal approval of the financial bid, sources added. It is testimony of the facts that OGDCL received a proposal from KRL on 19-05-2011 vide reference No. KRL/KHI-2011. After receipt of the proposal, a four member Committee was constituted consisting of Hamid Raza, Iqbal Memon, Kausar Ali and M. Sohail. This Committee headed by Hamid Raza completed its report on 24-05-2011 and recommended that the contract be awarded to KRL, which would be accorded by the OGDCL board in near future. It may be recalled here that the Islamabad High Court in a public interest petition against OGDCL corruption in annulling tender for UCH-II Development Project in Balochistan by Ayat Ullah Durrani, sitting MNA and General Secretary of Pakistan Peoples Party in Balochistan had ordered on 13-05-2011 that status quo on this project. Earlier OGDCL after a meeting of the Board of Directors on 27-04-2011 had annulled the tender process of this project. Earlier official sources said technical and financial teams of KRL had held talks with the OGDCL technical evaluation team on Thursday and Friday last week to finalize the deal on the Uch-II project, against the spirit of PPRA Rules which would not permit to have negotiations with the bidders. However, after these discussions, OGDCL agreed to award the engineering contract to KRL at $186 million, which matched the bid submitted by Petrosin but the company was disqualified without any reason. It is important to note that presently KRL is working under the leadership of former employees of Enar, who are facing cases of financial embezzlement filed by the current management of Enar in the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). When contacted Bisharat Mirza, a spokesman of OGDCL, said that OGDCL has not awarded this project to any one so there is no question of court orders violation. However, regarding contravention of PPRA Rules concerned ,there are so many governmental SROs which permits to have talk/negotiations with the bidders/participants. It is worth mentioning here that earlier, the OGDCL board had cancelled the tender for the engineering contract for Uch-II field and desired to implement the project itself. The Uch-II project bids were received by OGDCL in November last year. After technical qualification of the bidders by an external consultant, OGDCL had opened commercial bids on 26-01-2011 of companies who had earlier technically qualified to participate in this project with Presson Descon International Limited (PDIL) quoting US$279 million, SPEC International quoting US$225 and Petrosin quoting US$188 million. The UCH gas field owned by Oil & Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) is located in Tribal Dera Bugti Agency District of Baluchistan Province. OGDCL has been operating the Phase-I of UCH gas field and supplying gas to UCH Power Plant located at 50 Kms distance the UCH Power Plant, which produces 586MW per day. The UCH Gas Field is a low BTU gas, which is used for power generation and supplied to UCH Power Plant. With the Phase-II now under implementation, additional 300 million cubic feet of gas per day shall be produced from this field and used for producing additional 404 MW power generation.