Wheelchair supplier who tendered to supply Mater Dei claims irregularities in process
A wheelchair supplier, who claims arbitrary and abusive irregularities in the tendering process for the supply of wheelchairs at Mater Dei, has filed a judicial process.
OK Ltd filed the protest arguing that the contract was awarded to an inferior bid. The protest was filed against Engineer Karl Farrugia as the Health Ministry’s Central Procurement and Supplies CEO, Chris Attard Montalto, the Director of Biomedical Engineering at Mater Dei Hospital and the Ministry of Health. The judicial protest was also filed against the winning Ltd.
The case goes back to 2015, when a call for quotations for the supply of wheelchairs was issued. In the complaint, OK Ltd claims it had satisfied all the criteria but the tender was still won by Europharma. According to the protest, it emerged that Europharma did not satisfy the technical criteria.
The company argued that the final selection was “arbitrary and abusive” that had caused the company to suffer financial damages. bidder, Europharma