Monday, 08 May 2017

Public Auditor hears arguments from Core Tech, DPW on SSHS appeal

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The OPA will now have 30 days to render a decision on the appeal filed by Core Tech International.

Guam - The Office of Public Accountability held a hearing today to hear arguments from Core Tech International and Department of Public Works and now they’ll have 30 days to make a decision on the appeal of the denied protest filed by Core Tech.

Core Tech appealed the OPA’s decision to deny a protest they filed in February regarding the cost evaluation of the RFP, and the separation of Simon Sanchez High School from the 34 other public schools listed in the RFP as part of the proposed renovation project.

The case was heard all in one day as an expedited hearing with opening statements, witness testimony and closing arguments made this afternoon.

This is the second time Core Tech has challenged DPW’s handling of the Simon Sanchez RFP. The first protest resulted in re-issue of the RFP and led to some lawmakers intervening with a proposal of turning Simon Sanchez into a charter school.However, after a literal public outcry, the proposal’s authors withdrew the measure.



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