Controversial Surendra contract will be re-examined – Luncheon
Amidst an ongoing furore over the awarding of a US$18.1M contract to Surendra Engineering to build a specialty hospital, Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon yesterday announced that the awarding of the contract will be reassessed.
He said that the usual approach is for the disadvantaged bidder to lodge a protest in accordance with the protest provisions in the Procurement Act and he understands that a protest of some sort was lodged. “My information yesterday (Tuesday) is that a protest of some sort was lodged with the procurement entity, the Ministry of Health. On that basis and presuming that the way in which it was done accorded with the provisions in law, I see no other alternative but to have this entire award reassessed and the basis for the protest examined,” he said.