Monday, December 29, 2008

Of 'invited', 'selective' and 'open' tenders

Pak Lah once said there wont be anymore 'direct nego' for government contracts, and that all available jobs should be tendered out accordingly.

Is this what is being practiced of late?

Reading open tenders in the newspapers only suggest that projects valued at RM30 million and above are not included. Most tenders only call for projects valued at between RM200,000 and RM28 million.

Not many Kelas A tenders were advertised, except for those costing between RM10 million and RM20 million, usually to build schools and additional buildings to existing government's offices nationwide.

In some instances, government projects costing between RM50 million and RM180 million were completed without any tender being called.

What's the actual meaning of 'invited tender', 'selective tender' and 'special tender' in determining who should get these big projects and who usually decides on it, is still blurr.

Even some 'selective' companies doing supply job for a few government agencies were allowed to continue their 2 plus 1 (2 year plus 1 year contract) upon completing their agreement, for another 'term' of 2 plus 1, although their services were not satisfactory.

This has deprived others of equal opportunity to bid for it.

These are normal complaints but it might affect the government's credibility in many aspects. We need to be more transparent in disbursing contracts to local contractors. If only a bunch of businessmen got it, may as well dont call for open tenders at all.

14 comments:

si pitak said...

bujai,
we cannot rely on the open tender. thats why many contractors try to come from the back doors. some got it, some just failed.

however, direct negotiation should be put to a halt as it undermine the govt credibility as most of those involved are cronies to ministers and other cabinet members.

we should adopt to open tender policy as to give equal chance to everybody to bid.

Anonymous said...

invited - syarikat yang dijemput

selective - juga syarikat yang dijemput

open - gasak la diorang nak berebut

musangman, KL said...

bang, ada orang cakap open tender ni pun dah ada orang yang dapat.

iklan disiarkan sebagai formaliti agar takda sapa yang merungut atau komplen.

misalnya tender JKR.... katanya sesuatu projek tu dah ada pemiliknya.

tujuan ditender adalah semata-mata untuk kutip duit tender dan dokumen. kerajaan gak yang untung.

betul ke bang?

bujai said...

musangman,
tak tau la pulak. mungkin ya, mungkin tidak.

kita tak boleh cakap banyak pasal benda macam ni... sensitif wooo!

Anonymous said...

direct nego normally involves a lot of lobbying money, sir. some had to pay millions of ringgit for a huge project.

dalam kebanyakan kes direct nego ni, ada yang terpaksa bayar 'orang dalam' untuk dapatkan surat sokongan....

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K L said...

Invited Tender - Cronies on invitation to tender
Selective Tender - Selected cronies to tender
Special Tender - Special cronies to tender
Open Tender - All cronies to tender
The exercise still goes back to square one !

nuraina samad said...

Salam Tahun Baru, saudara!

Tak update blog? Dah tahun baru dah ni!

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