BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan ordered concerned offices of the city government to document the performances of contractors tasked to implement various infrastructure projects in the city and subsequently terminate the contracts of those project implementors that are way behind schedule in the completion of their assigned works.
The local chief executive issued the directive after reports reaching him showed that there are a number of contractors who were awarded projects by the local government who are snailpaced in the implementation of their awarded projects resulting to inconvenience to the general public.
“We want city-funded projects to be properly implemented and completed on time in order to lessen the inconveniences caused to the public and provide a good image to both the contractor and the implementing agency,” Domogan stressed.
He said that the public should not be blamed for airing their grievances in relation to the way contractors implement their awarded projects because they are the ones who are directly affected by the inconveniences caused by the different kinds of infrastructure projects being implemented in the different parts of the city.
According to him, the strict monitoring to be undertaken by representatives of concerned departments of the city government on the on-going and completed projects should serve as a warning to the different contractors prosecuting their projects to comply with project standards and specifications and to do their projects well and right on the projected schedule of competition.
He also claimed that poor performing contractors should no longer be awarded future projects and that documented reports on performances of contractors in the implementation of their awarded projects will be used against them in future bidding of projects to be implemented by the local government in order to allow deserving contractors to be awarded the projects and proven contractors will be the ones to remain in the city.
Domogan said the local government wants that contractors with proven track records should be the ones to be awarded the implementation of various projects so that the quality of work and the interest of the public to lasting projects will not be compromised, saying that poor performing contractors should not only think of the income that they will derive from the projects that they implement but they should also remember its lasting benefits to the local residents and visitors.
The city mayor also reminded members of the local bids and awards committee to consider the track record of contractors submitting their bids for projects funded by the city government and not solely rely on the lowest bids submitted because it will be the quality of work that will be significantly affected once projects will be awarded to contractors with previous deficiencies in the prosecution of their works.
By Dexter A. See