In response to media enquiries on the suspension of tendering by Jacobs China Limited (Jacobs), a spokesperson for the Development Bureau today (June 2) gave the following reply:
In view of Jacobs' unacceptable performance in executing the consultancy agreement for "Management and Operation of Public Works Regional Laboratory (Siu Ho Wan) to Provide Fill Compaction Control and Other Construction Materials Compliance Testing Services", the Civil Engineering and Development Department has decided to suspend Jacobs from tendering for all categories of architectural and engineering consultancy agreements within the jurisdiction of the Architectural and Associated Consultants Selection Board and the Engineering and Associated Consultants Selection Board for 12 months (from today to June 1, 2018).
During the suspension period, for any architectural and engineering consultancy agreements involving tenders submitted by Jacobs before the commencement of the suspension period, the tender assessment panels of government departments concerned shall, in accordance with relevant guidelines of the works technical circular, assess Jacobs' tenders in detail and seriously consider whether such tenders should be further processed.
Ends/Friday, June 2, 2017
Issued at HKT 18:38