DPW quashes CoreTech’s second protest of the $100M RFP

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DPW’s Deputy Director Felix Benevente wrote that although they are “confident that CoreTech’s written protest is without merit, we nonetheless have decided to include pricing as evaluation criteria.”

Guam – The $100 million RFP due date for the renovation of  Simon Sanchez High School is less than a week away, but before the Department of Public Works can move forward, they had to respond to offeror, CoreTech International’s protest of the lucrative RFP. 

Yesterday, DPW highlighted a few of CoreTech’s red flag concerns calling them “unnecessary and unreasonable.”

Initially, CoreTech argued that the multi-million dollar RFP failed to follow Guam law or include pricing as an evaluation criteria.

In response, DPW’s Deputy Director Felix Benevente wrote that although they are “confident that CoreTech’s written protest is without merit, we nonetheless have decided to include pricing as evaluation criteria.” Benevente added that this decision arose in order to avoid further delays with more protests from CoreTech.

The letter notes that this is the final decision of the evaluation committee, but CoreTech does reserve the right to seek any administrative or judicial review. Meanwhile, CoreTech International’s legal counsel was not available for comment as of news time. 

The RFP submission deadline is March 9 at 4pm.