GPA Admits They Violated Procurement Law For Wind Turbine Project

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The PUC approved the revisions to the contract at a meeting last week. DCK Pacific Guam was bought out by Pernix Guam.

Guam – Meanwhile, during an annual audit of the Guam Power Authority’s finances, accounting firm Deloitte and Touche questioned whether GPA’s contract with DCK Pacific Guam to build the new wind turbine on Cross Island Road was properly approved by the PUC.

 

Deloitte and Touche raised issues of whether GPA filed sufficient documentation with PUC. Guam procurement law states that GPA must seek approval from the PUC with contracts that exceed $1.5 million. To date, the wind turbine project has cost GPA $2.1 million. A majority of this project is funded by federal grants, however and GPA’s only expense is about $148,000. According to PUC documents, the Guam Power Authority “admittedly did not follow the procedure outlined in paragraph 2 of the contract review protocol.” The PUC however acknowledged that GPA took proactive steps to retroactively fix their mistake. The PUC approved the revisions to the contract at a meeting last week. DCK Pacific Guam was bought out by Pernix Guam.