Procurement Commission would have been body to handle Surendra controversy
As the furore continues over the awarding of a US$18.1M contract to Surendra Engineering to build a specialty hospital, Chairman of APNU, Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine says that a Public Procurement Com-mission would have been the body to deal with an issue of this magnitude.
Despite commitments by successive PPP/C administrations, such a Commission is still to be set up. The contract for the specialty hospital which is to be built at Liliendaal has been enveloped in controversy after one of the bidders, Fedders Lloyd objected to the award to Surendra Engineering, as it claimed that the company had breached tender document stipulations.
“The thing needs a really proper examination,” Roopnaraine said on Sunday. He said that a public procurement commission would have been the body to deal with the issues even as he declared that the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.