30 March, 2010
PAS-led Kedah Government Fails To Ensure Open Tender For ALL State Contracts!
Today, Seri Temin Development Corporation (M) Sdn Bhd issued an advertisement to invite qualified developers and contractors for the housing development works involving 128 units of 1 ½ storey terrace house at Bandar Sejahtera in Pokok Sena, Kedah. A copy of the said advertisement is attached with this statement.
Seri Temin Development Corporation (M) Sdn Bhd is a wholy owned company by Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Kedah, a statutory body incorporated under the Kedah state government.
After the last general elections, the PAS-led Kedah state government announced that they will implement open tender system for all projects in the state.
It is now disappointing to read the advertisement by Seri Temin Development Corporation (M) Sdn Bhd that is contrary to the policies pledged by Pakatan Rakyat.
The said advertisement states that it is an “Open Offer” (“Tawaran Terbuka”) and call upon the interested parties to send their answers to a “Tender Box” (“Peti Tender”). However, in reality, this is “NOT an OPEN TENDER”
Under the said advertisement, it further states that it is important “only those firms that are found to be experienced and qualified would be called to submit their Bidding Price for the aforesaid project”.
So, who really determines who is experienced and qualified? Is it to be determined by people from PAS?
Thus, this is actually a “Close Tender” that is contrary to the policies pledged by Pakatan Rakyat. It looks like a tender only for those people deemed to be experienced and qualified as to be determined "subjectively" by PAS!
This is again another example of the failure of Pakatan Rakyat to fulfill their promises & policies in ALL Pakatan Rakyat states.
So, I would like to demand an explanation from Menteri Besar of Kedah, Dato Seri Azizan Abdul Razak to Kedahans on this matter.