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MPP contractors sign statutory declaration
Posted on : 28 Dec 2017  Source of News:

Lo and MPP deputy chairman Datuk Ahmad Ibrahim (standing fourth and second right) at the signing ceremony.

KUCHING: A total of 26 contractors, who successfully secured tenders for projects under the Padawan Municipal Council (MPP), signed statutory declarations yesterday.

They pledged not to subcontract any part or all of the works.

The contracts were mostly for drain clearing or flushing, cutting grass, and sweeping services for next year.

MPP chairman Lo Khere Chiang warned the council would not hesitate to withdraw offers or terminate contracts if contractors resorted to subcontracting.

“MPP is the first local council to do this (signing the statutory declaration) for contractors and we have to do this because over the years, the council has experienced that contractors have subcontracted the tender and at the end, the work was not done satisfactorily and people were complaining,” he said.

“We have to build a good team of contractors and those not performing well, the council will not have a second thought of terminating the contracts.”

Lo, who is Batu Kitang assemblyman, said contractors who have been terminated would not be allowed to get any tender from the council for a period of two years.

He added first-time contractors with MPP have to provide referral letters from agencies they have secured projects from to enable the council to gauge their competency.

In a press statement, MPP urged successful contractors  to put the names of project supervisors at sites to enable direct complaints from the public and for immediate action to be taken.

The statement said this is to prevent any risk that may endanger the public throughout the project period.

The contractor would also need to submit a traffic safety management plan to ensure the safety of workers and the public during the project period, as well as a quality management plan to ensure the works are done according to the specifications and meet MPP’s requirements.