AGC defends purchase of designer chairs at $597 each
Posted by temasektimes on August 23, 2012
Speaking to queries from the state media, an AGC spokesperson reiterated that it had “complied with all relevant procurement rules and best practices for its procurements”.
“The new office chairs were bought to replace those used by its staff, “as well as to provide for the increasing headcount in officers. Most of the old office chairs replaced were in use for more than 10 years and some had been in use since AGC moved to its present premises in 1991,” the spokesperson added.
She added that AGC had published an open tender for the procurement of the office chairs, which gave potential suppliers 25 days to respond. At the end of the tender period, 13 quotations were received from interested suppliers.
“The chair that represented the most value for money was selected after an evaluation – the chair gave the most lumbar support and was the most durable with a warranty period of 12 years, as compared to the warranty of three years offered by the other suppliers.”