Contract for New Sanchez Moves Forward After DPW Denies Core Tech Protest

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DPW determined Core Tech’s written protest is without merit and is therefore denied.

Guam – The Guam Educational Facilities Foundation and the Department of Public Works can now resume work involving the design and construction of Simon Sanchez High School after DPW dismissed Core Tech International’s protest.

 

DPW issued a response in which it determined that Core Tech’s written protest is without merit and is therefore denied. Core Tech filed a protest last week Friday which claimed that DPW allowed GEFF to submit four new proposals after the deadline and that DPW modified the RFP after selecting GEFF as the best qualified offerer.

However, stated in DPW’s response, they were in full compliance with the law. Their decision reads, “What Core Tech alleges to be modification of the RFP were in fact a direct result of the parties’ negotiations, nothing more and nothing less. Negotiations as to the scope of services and proposed cost were specifically authorized by law.” DPW Deputy Director Felix Benavente says they can now resume the signing of the contract to build the new Yigo campus. This is one step ahead of DPW issuing a task order to start the design of the new Simon Sanchez High.