MORE than 30 contractors have been blacklisted by the Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines (CIAP) as of the end of September, following the blacklisting of the firms by state procurement agencies.
Those companies in the blacklist will not be allowed to participate in any government procurement or bidding during the period of disqualification.
Various state infrastructure agencies draw up a list of contractors to be blacklisted based on the results of the Construction Performance Evaluation System (CPES. The list is consolidated and submitted by the Philippine Domestic Construction Board (PDCB) to the Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB). It is then posted in the GPPB website for the information of the bids and awards committees of the various agencies.
The evaluation is done at certain stages during the actual construction of the project, and upon its completion.
There are 36 contractors in the List of Consolidated Blacklisted Contractors at the GPPB website, as of September 30. Thirty-two were blacklisted by various government infrastructure agencies on the following grounds: rescission of the contract due to failure to complete the project, abandonment of the contract/project, intolerable negative slippage, failure to comply with contractual obligations/contract violations, failure to comply with any lawful instructions, falsification of public documents, quality of materials not complying with the approved plan and specs, poor performance or unsatisfactory quality of work and termination of the contract.
The following is a list of contracting state agencies and the contractors they blacklisted as of September 30: National Housing Authority: A. P. Torres, B.J. Contractors, Constructive Builder., and Ramona Mining and Development Corp.; National Power Corp.: Al-alamiah Construction and Sarbet Builders; Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System: Alpha Trine Motors Corp., Infra-Structural Construction, R. T. Katigbak Construction Corp., and Stern Builders Corp.; Department of Transportation and Communications and Department of Transportation: AQA Global Construction; Department of Education: ARPEE Construction & Supply, and F.N.A. Construction; Department of Public Works and Highways: B.E. Construction, J.R. Maliwanag Trading and Construction, Jonice Engineering Construction, Suzuka Construction Co. and Villcruz Construction and Supply; AFP: DJ Builders Corp.; National Irrigation Administration: E.S. Almuete Construction, and Francis Lim Construction; Local Government of Quezon City: Huxley Builders General Contractor; Philippine Army: Mecon Systems Services and Maintenance Products, MRRM Trading and Construction, and Northstar IBEX Construction Corp.; Municipality of Calamba: River Concrete Construction and Development Corp.; Philippine National Police (PNP) Region 8: Ruby Lim Construction and Supplies; Philippine Ports Authority: S&W Construction and Gen. Merchandise; Department of Health: Square ‘R’ Builders and Development Corp.; City of Zamboanga: WERR Corp. International.
Four contractors were blacklisted by the Philippine Construction Accreditation Board (PCAB), the CIAP’s licensing arm, for either one or more of the following offenses: misinterpretation of financial qualification, submission of spurious contractor’s license, submission of spurious or false documents or misinterpretation of Sustaining Technical Employee.
The companies are Geety Realty & Development Corp., Lime Light Construction, R2D Construction & Supply, and Transpower Builders and Development Corp.
A blacklisted contractor will automatically be removed from the blacklist on the succeeding licensing period after payment of the appropriate penalty, unless the blacklisting agency requests the GPPB to maintain the blacklisted person or entity in the GPPB Consolidated Blacklisting Report for justifiable reasons. In the latter case, the blacklisted person or entity will be delisted only upon the blacklisting agency’s issuance of a delisting order.
Through the PCAB, the government ensures that all contractors are reliable, competent and qualified to engage in construction contracting business in the country.
With the help of the PDCB, another implementing arm of the CIAP, appropriate policies and guidelines for pre-qualification, bidding and contract award for public infrastructure projects are formulated and recommended.