CM: Open Tender Saves State Spending

SHAH ALAM, 23 Nov: The Selangor State Government’s practice of having open tenders has successfully saved spending funds by RM102,206, 460.

Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, who is also Ijok Assemblyman said that the amount is almost 19 percent through approved open tenders of 63 projects.

“The amount of savings is able to cover all of the Selangor State Government’s procurement and development works.”

“The open tender principle gives good, value for money, returns to the rakyat,” he explained while answering Kampung Tunku Assemblyman, Lau Weng San.

However, he explained, the state treasury has also allowed direct negotiation to meet the needs of specific projects.

“For example, direct negotiations are held for urgent cases which otherwise would be damaging, such as flooding,” he said.

During his winding up speech, Abdul Khalid denied the matter of regarding the failure of projects due to tender prices being too low in response to additional questions.

“There is no difference in the percentage of failed projects for open tenders and direct negotiations.”

“Therefore failure cannot be attributed to open tenders,” he stressed.

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