Mar 08, 2019

Complaint on greater Colombo waste management tender scam! Featured

The company that had applied for the tender for the Greater Colombo Waste Water Management Project, Soil Tech Sementra JV had informed the Minister of Local Government Vajira Abewardena in a letter about a sinister plan to hand over the tender for the above project to Teacly (Pvt) Ltd by way of fraudulent documentations.

According to information provided in the letter, Soil Tech Managing Director had stated that Teacly had very intricately incorporated information into the tender documents.

It stated that low values had been included in the BOQ and with inside information, they had quoted lower values for certain areas that need urgent repairs and made the tender document very attractive with its lower bid.

The Soil Tech MD had also noted in his letter to the minister that while those who apply for tender should show a positive value in their assets and liabilities but over the past two years, Teacly had shown minus figures.

He also states that Teacly is a 100% subsidiary of Singapore Ley Choon Group Holdings and instead of forwarding Teacly’s financial statements, they have included the statements of the whole group, which is also a fault.

When contacted in this regard, the Chairman of the Technical Evaluation Committee of the Local Government and  Provincial Council Ministry M.M. Naimudeen, he said a final decision had not been taken so far, adding that he had received the letter. He said the letter would be forwarded to the Procurement Committee to investigate these allegations.

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