KEI, the sole bidder for the services, filed a protest after their initial bid was rejected by GRTA.
Guam – General Services Agency, the company handling the Guam Regional Mass Transit Authority’s procurement for bus services, has recommended to the GRTA board that they proceed with phase two of its bidding process despite a protest from the only bidder, Kloppenburg enterprises.
This is according to Brad Kloppenburg, vice president of business development for Kloppenburg Enterprises. KEI, the sole bidder for the services, filed a protest after their initial bid was rejected by GRTA. Now, GSA says that the protest has merit and GRTA should move ahead with phase two. Earlier on Mornings with Patti Arroyo on k57, KEI president Bruce Kloppenburg said that once GRTA requests pricing, KEI will begin to move forward. There has been a concern on the way Guam’s mass transit is being handled, with KEI operating the system on short-term month-to-month contracts. According to Kloppenburg, this recent news offers a possible long-term solution to a fledgling mass transit system.
“Patti….It’s always been an issue of funding. If the political will is there to fund the mass transit properly, than yeah…absolutely,” Said Kloppenburg on whether GRTA can improve the bus system.