GBB opposes Morrico’s motion for stay in dump truck procurement battle

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The fight over dump trucks between Morrico Equipment and the federal receiver for the Guam Solid Waste Authority is still rolling after GSWA submitted its opposition to Morrico’s motion for stay.

Guam – After Morrico Equipment sought an emergency stay to prevent Solid Waste Federal Receiver Gershman Brickner and Bratton from moving forward on the issuance of an Invitation for Bid for dump trucks, GBB submitted their opposition, stating in court documents that Morrico failed to show that the requested stay is justified.

Morrico alleged that Chief District Court Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood abused her authority by giving GBB the green light to move forward with their Invitation for Bid without giving deference to the public auditor who would be the expert on Guam procurement law.

GBB stated in court documents that Morrico is challenging the authority of the District Court because their profitability is threatened. They add “nothing in the District Court’s Order precludes Morrico from bidding on the new invitation for bid… as long as it complies with the requirement for a cab forward design and otherwise meets the specifications of the procurement… Morrico is entitled to no damages for such a self-interested business decision.”

Judge Gatewood has ordered GBB to hold off on the IFB until she has ruled on the emergency motion. That hearing is scheduled for March 21.