Ramotar threatens contractor blacklist over subpar work
President Donald Ramotar yesterday announced that he has instructed that moves be made to invoke penalty clauses in contractors’ contracts and if possible blacklist them if they continue to produce substandard work.
“I am asking the Ministry of Finance and the Attorney General Office to re-examine these laws (Procurement Laws) because I don’t think that the taxpayers must be paying for these things… we must put in the laws and that we must implement clauses in our contract for penalties for those who cannot complete their contracts,” he told a Public Procurement Symposium aimed at strengthening the procurement process while introducing new bidding documents to service providers. “I’m even asking them to re-examine the possibilities of blacklisting people such as contractors, engineers or consultants who consistently produce jobs that will cost us more money than it should actually cost us. I believe that is the only way we will get full value-for-hard-earned-money we spend in our society… these people should pay and not the taxpayers,” he added to thunderous …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.