The Auditor-General’s report found that Enginmac Company Limited, Precious Engineering and Dass-B Electricals competed with each other to win the bid, though they’ve the identical proprietor.
Eventually, BOST awarded the contracts to Enginmac Company Limited at a cost of ¢178,252.52, one thing the Auditor-General discovered suspicious and ordered a cancellation of the contract.
Opening up on some of the monetary infractions raised by the Auditor-General’s 2021 report, the Managing Director of BOST, Edwin Provencal, revealed that the engineering corporations concerned have been blacklisted.
“It’s up to management to use its internal processes to cure the infraction and also where there are lapses to discipline those who are culpable; that process is ongoing and when it ends, it shall call you back and tell you what’s happening to those people.
“…that’s why I raised my hand; I take full responsibility and there are people who work on these things. There are General Managers, there are managers, there are officers and we know them and they are going through the process so they will be dealt with,” he told Blessed Sogah in an interview.
Mr Provencal noted that the Company has recognized some process failures which have already been corrected via an inside audit, including that issues like this could not recur.