CTI files appeal against DPW; renovation for SSHS haltedWritten by Rebecca Elmore
CoreTech International - Today, top bidder Core Tech International has decided to file an appeal against DPW regarding the $100 million RFP to renovate Simon Sanchez High school and 34 other campuses.
You can read the entire press release below:
CORE TECH INTERNATIONAL, INC. PRESS RELEASE
Tamuning, Guam – March 16, 2017
On March 2, 2017, DPW issued its agency decision partially denying Core Tech’s February 8, 2017 protest of the solicitation for construction of a new Simon Sanchez High School and repairs and rehabilitation of 34 other schools. Core Tech protested the fact that the RFP illegally combined two separate solicitations: (1) the construction of Simon Sanchez High School, and (2) the rehabilitation of 34 other public schools. DPW refused to separate the solicitations or acknowledge its failure to comply with Guam procurement law.
Core Tech has no choice but to appeal DPW’s decision. DPW’s actions have caused further delays and would cost the people of Guam tens of millions of dollars for services the Legislature did not authorize. For example, by improperly combining the two procurements, the Government would illegally authorize an awardee to procure insurance for all 35 schools for 30 years.
Unfortunately, DPW is once again refusing to follow the law until the Public Auditor forces it to do so. Core Tech is hopeful that this matter will be resolved quickly so that the Government can able to move forward with a proper solicitation for the construction of a new Simon Sanchez High School.