GSO: No full payment for tow truck PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 03 May 2017 16:49

By BHONG SIMBAJON

The City General Services Office has remained adamant against accepting a deficient tow truck and is not allowing the payment in full to its supplier, XJJ Enterprises.

City General Services Officer Engr Rene dela Cruz is also relegating disposition of the two truck to the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office after outrightly refusing to accept the vehicle.

“Unless XJJ Corporation will comply with the specs, we cannot pay them in full, the end user should do the effort because GSO has no liability on it as of now since the unit was not formally accepted,” said Dela Cruz.

In an interview with RMN,  dela Cruz said that his office decided not to accept the unit because it has not followed prescribed specifications stipulated in bid documents.

The GSO and the City Accounting offices conducted the inspection of the vehicle after it was delivered to the GSO from the United States where it was imported.

It was then that the inspection team noted deficiences in the unit such as undersized wheels, weight load capacity and vehicle ratio.

“We cannot accept something that is not within specifications.  The unit should be replaced and fitted on the prescribed specs,” Dela Cruz explained.

The GSO has already submitted the Inspection Report to the Office of the City Mayor and the Bids and Awards Committee.

It also provided a report to the CDRRMO, the end user of the towing vehicle.

Dela Cruz said that he presumes that the CDRRMO already informed the supplier of the tow truck, XJJ Enterprises, on deficiences observed by offices of government and why only partial payment can be made at this point on the unit. (Bhong Simbajon)