Complaint filed against GACS over unpaid construction bill

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GACS has been ordered to continue working with the Guam Department of Education towards a sublease to avoid any interruption to any special education services operating out of Building E. (PNC photo)

Guam – A construction company filed a procurement appeal at the Office of Public Accountability after Guahan Academy Charter School failed to respond to its demand for final payment.

Rex International Incorporated entered into a contract with GACS on April 11, 2017 to construct the school’s Tiyan Campus, according to procurement documents filed at the Office of Public Accountability.

The contract covers the installation and assembly of modular classrooms in the warehouse space; upgrades to the fire protection and fire alarm systems to comply with the changed use; renovation of the administration building, among others.

According to a letter addressed to the GACS Board of Trustees, the contractor performed the work, but GACS failed to fully meet the payments.

Rex attempted to settle the matter with GACS but was not successful. Because of that, Rex is now demanding GACS to pay the balance of almost $570,000, along with interest and attorney fees.

Rex is also requesting a hearing on the complaint.

PNC tried to contact GACS but was not able to receive a comment by the time of this newscast.