Construction company faces local ban
Jávea to take action following public works project controversry
POLITICIANS plan to ban a construction company from bidding for public works after a stalemate was reached over an important Costa Blanca project.
Jávea Town Hall will put the contract to build a new auditorium out to tender again after being released from its agreement with JOCA Ingeniería y Construcciones SA – nothing has happened on site for six months.
And it was alleged the company had abandoned the site after submitting a series of requests for its contract to be modified.
Mayor Jose Chulvi announced that the termination of the original agreement was endorsed by a special council of justice for breach of contract – and approved Jávea’s decision to claim the €98,998 guarantee deposited by JOCA when awarded the work.
The politician said the town also wanted to punish the company; a year after winning the contract, just over 3% of the development had been completed and had 'paralysed the project in an unjust manner for months whilst also attempting all means possible to delay the administration process'.
The mayor said the town hall would press for JOCA to be banned from tendering for public contract work in future; and called for the company to lose its licence with the state contracting board.
Mr Chulvi described the company as being 'totally incompetent' in its failure to build the hall, a long term demand from Jávea residents – he said he did not want another community to suffer 'what Jávea has suffered with such an important and iconic project'.
And councillor for culture, Quico Moragues stressed the town hall would not sit on its hands when a company did not behave correctly and would take action.
Mayor Chulvi and Councillor Moragues