PUTRAJAYA (Dec 6): The Greater Kuala Lumpur (KL)/Klang Valley (KV) Tender Alert System, or G-TAS, was created to facilitate channelling of the latest information on the Greater KL/KV project tenders under the National Key Economic Areas, said Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin.
He said the move would not only provide information in an interactive way but would also help the ministry in being more open and transparent in disseminating important information to contractors interested in the Greater KL/KV project.
"Previously, they had to go through the newspapers, to call up or to look out for the notice boards for tender information. In other words, they had to work harder.
"But now with technology, we can relay information faster and more accurately by using the G-TAS.
"To be competitive in vying for tenders, you need complete information. Through this system, hopefully, complete information is given to as big an audience so that in the end, there will also be more opportunities for everybody," he said after launching the system here on Tuesday.
Raja Nong Chik also witnessed the signing of an agreement between his ministry and Ekovest-MRCB JV Sdn Bhd on the appointment of the project delivery partner (PDP) for the Greater KL/KV River of Life (RoL) project.
The project is to transform the Klang and Gombak rivers into a vibrant and liveable waterfront area by 2020 which could boost the country's economic growth.
Earlier, in his speech, Raja Nong Chik said to use the G-TAS, interested contractors would have to register in the system which was linked to the Greater KL/KV website.
With the registration, the contractors will receive information earlier through SMS and email on the latest tender offers under the Greater KL/KV project.
The minister hoped that the existence of the G-TAS would provide equal opportunities to all contractors, thus creating healthier competition among them in vying for tenders under the project.
According to a statement issued here, the PDP is appointed for three years and will report to the committee chaired by the Mayor of Kuala Lumpur. The maximum total value of this PDP contract is RM22 million.
Raja Nong Chik in the same statement said Ecovest-MRCB was appointed the PDP of this project as it had the technical knowledge and expertise to ensure the efficient execution of the RoL project.
The RoL project is funded solely by the government with an estimated budget of RM4 billion. It will span over a 10-year period from 2010 to 2020.
It comprises three components, including river cleaning and river beautification which includes creating a network of bicycle routes and pedestrian walkways, as well as water transportation to make KL a more attractive world-class tourist destination.
The other component includes the development of government land in the vicinity of the rivers to spur economic growth and is expected to be driven by the private sector. — Bernama
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