Selection of Garbage and Solid Waste Contractors Not Influenced by Political Appointment

SHAH ALAM, 29 Nov: Local Government, Research and Development Committee Exco member, Ronnie Liu said that Local Authorities (PBT) are solely responsible for the selection of garbage collection contractors without being influenced by members of the Council.

Ronnie insists that all Council Members appointed by the Local Authorities can only act as observers to ensure that price quotation and tender meetings run smoothly and transparently.

“The State Government through the Local Authorities will make the selection of contractors based on the meeting, of which council members act as observers,” he said at the Selangor State Government (DNS) sitting, here, today.

He was responding to oral questions from Lembah Jaya Assemblyman, Khasim Abdul Aziz, who questioned the reason why Council members were not involved in the open tender policy adopted by the State Government regarding solid waste disposal.

Previously, Ronnie had said that the State Government had openly appointed Council Members to participate in the tender and price quotation committee for the selection of contractors, however this was stopped to comply with the State Financial Officer’s directives.

“The directive stipulates that the members appointed for the committee can only be made up of civil servants and government officials. Political appointments are not allowed in the awarding of tenders.

“Because of that, at the state level, Exco members who are appointed by the Chief Minister only serve as observers in the state committee for price quotations and tenders,” he said.

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