Alleging that there are irregularities in floating tender for providing security services at Churachandpur Medical College, Churachandpur district, Manipur, Smart Security Service has demanded repeating the tender process.
During a press conference at the Manipur Press Club on Saturday, secretary of Smart Security Service, Leishangthem Pratap said that a tender for providing services invited by the directorate of Health Services was floated on October 26. As many as seven private firms took part in the tender. However, "many wrong things happened" while floating the tender, he added.
He alleged that as per norm, there are two different criteria that a firm has to qualify, namely technical bid and financial bid. The tender has to be floated separately for both the criteria. But here breaking the norms, the authority concerned had mixed up both the bids. Objecting to this, the SSS had called for re-tender the following day, he informed.
Responding to their request, the authorities concerned had assured to do e-tender instead. But they declared the tender after due examination and deliberation based on the October 26 tender. But out of the two firms selected, one of the firms didn’t qualify for the norm set by the directorate, the SSS secretary said.
According to the tender rule of directorate, the firm should have experience for at least three years. However, Super Secure Security service (OPC) Pvt Ltd, one of the tender qualified firms, was registered in November 2021, he charged while urging authorities concerned to repeat the tender process again. They also warned to take up necessary action if they failed to translate their demand into action.
Meanwhile, the Health department has denied the allegations regarding the tender process.