By Betheena Kae Unite
After failing to work on a delay on the construction of a school building in Cavite, a contractor corporation has been blacklisted by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
The St. Gerrard Construction General Contractor and Development Corporation was barred from participating in any government project for a year due to a “much-delayed” school building project in Indang Cavite, Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said.
Villar issued the blacklisting of St. Gerrard Construction General Contractor and Development Corporation through Department Order (DO) No. 20, series of 2020 signed last Jan. 31 due to more than 15 percent negative slippage on the construction of a four-storey school building project at Lumampong National High School in Indang Annex, Indang, Cavite.
Senior Undersecretary Rafael Yabut recommended the blacklisting last Jan. 24. The blacklisting order took effect immediately after the secretary signed it.
The corporation shall be suspended by way of an administrative sanction pursuant to Section 6.0 of Appendix 17, Uniform Guidelines of Blacklisting of Manufacturers, Suppliers, Distributors, Contractors, and Consultants, of the Implementing Rules and Regulations, as amended, of Republic Act No. 9184, or the Government Procurement Reform Act.
“Let this be a warning that we will be banning more contractors who fail to deliver projects as stipulated in their contracts,” Villar warned civil works contractors with delayed projects.
“May we once again remind all contractors of DPWH that we are pushing for the timely realization of our Build, Build, Build Program nationwide and we will not tolerate any unreasonable delay in our projects.”