Two public calls for the Coast Road

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With reference to the article \”Lack of call for Coast Road works \’serious failure\’ to comply with rules – Court of Auditors” published today by the Times of Malta.  The article states that,  “..there was direct negotiation with one company without prior call for competition for works on the Coast Road”.  The statement is incorrect.

 

There were two public calls for the Coast Road. The tenders, CT 3077/2012 Road works in conjunction with the widening and reconstruction of Coast Road NA 8 to Magħtab and CT 3078/2012 Road works in conjunction with the widening and reconstruction of Coast Road from Maghtab to Commonwealth Cemetery were issued in February 2013.  This is all documented at the Department of Contracts.

 The cheapest bid amounted to €83million. €30 million over the stipulated budget.  Transport Malta negotiated with the cheapest bidder, bringing the bill down to €50 million and saving the whole project.  All the negotiations were guided by the Department of Contracts and the public procurement rules in force at the time.

 

There were two public calls for the Coast Road. The tenders, CT 3077/2012 Road works in conjunction with the widening and reconstruction of Coast Road NA 8 to Magħtab and CT 3078/2012 Road works in conjunction with the widening and reconstruction of Coast Road from Maghtab to Commonwealth Cemetery were issued in February 2013.  This is all documented at the Department of Contracts.

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 The cheapest bid amounted to €83million. €30 million over the stipulated budget.  Transport Malta negotiated with the cheapest bidder, bringing the bill down to €50 million and saving the whole project.  All the negotiations were guided by the Department of Contracts and the public procurement rules in force at the time.