Concern about dubious tender handled by Aljunied-Hougang Town Council under WP
Posted by temasektimes on August 3, 2012
I would like to bring your attention to an issue regarding the Worker’s Party. This is probably old news but slightly more then a year ago, WP appointed a company to manage Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) without tender.
The entire deal was dubious and had too many holes in it yet no one seem to be questioning them
WP claimed that they had to skip the tender process due to shortage of time.
1st, WP were given the deadline of handing over of old Town Council to new Town Council, not one of changing of management agent
2nd, if they were so press for time, wouldn’t it make more sense to continue using the existing agent
3rd, instead of having the sense of extending the contract of the existing agent until such a time that they are able to change them via a proper tender, they decided to terminate them early
4th, if they timeline is so tight, why is there a pressing need to upgrade the computers and accounting system. Can’t they wait until AFTER the handover to change them?
Last but not least, despite claiming that the new agent FM Solutions and Services Pte Ltd had absolutely no relations to WP, one of FM Solutions shareholder How Weng Fan, was a secretary of the former Hougang Town Council
Putting that aside, the article clearly stated that the contract is for 1 year. Since it started on 15th July 2011, their 1 year is up. I have not seen AHTC requesting any tender for changing/renewal of management agent.
Is this why WP have been so quiet about the NPark Bike tender? Because WP themselves owe everyone in Aljunied and Hougang a tender as well?
Chan Tee Ho, a concerned Aljunied resident