Guam's $4M DNA forensic lab construction delayed – Pacific Daily News


College students from Guam Neighborhood School share their ideas on the revealing of the school's new brand on Feb. 16, 2017. John I. Borja/PDN

A brand new multi-million-greenback undertaking to assist Guam regulation enforcement remedy crimes utilizing DNA proof has been stalled by a procurement protest filed with the Workplace of Public Accountability.

Guam Neighborhood School is dealing with the procurement for the $four million DNA forensic laboratory, which is able to be constructed on the Mangilao campus, the place the present Guam Police Division Crime Lab is positioned.

Along with serving to Guam police catch criminals, the lab additionally will assist college students achieve a higher understanding of police forensics, the Guam Neighborhood School stated in a 2014 assertion, saying it had obtained a $5 million mortgage from the U.S. Division of Agriculture to construct the lab and to renovate school Constructing 100.

Dropping bidder Phil-Will get (Guam) Worldwide Buying and selling Corp., doing enterprise as J&B Trendy Tech, is protesting GCC's intent to award the $four million contract to ProPacific Builder Corp.

J&B Trendy Tech alleges the profitable bid was flawed and failed to supply required paperwork.

ProPacific Builder President Jean Yu on Monday stated it  has the bottom bid and submitted all the paperwork required by GCC. Yu stated the contract value is about $four. million.

"We have now the low value, and I do not see any mistake in our submission. However we'll await the general public auditor's resolution," she stated.

J&B Trendy Tech President Generoso Bangayan  has requested the general public auditor to overrule GCC President Mary Okada's denial of J&B Trendy's protest. Okada stated the protest was premature.

Bangayan stated ProPacific's bid isn't the low bid and is also "not responsive," allegedly due to a number of mathematical errors in developing with the bid value, in addition to failing to current key paperwork, equivalent to a verified contractor's license and proof of insurance coverage.

"J&B ought to have been awarded this undertaking as a result of it was truly the low bidder. PBC's bid ought to have been rejected as unresponsive because of omissions famous above," Bangayan said in J&B Trendy's Oct. 30 attraction with the general public auditor.

Public Auditor Doris Brooks on Nov. appointed legal professional Delia Lujan Wolff because the listening to officer for the procurement attraction.

GCC, in the meantime, has employed the regulation agency of Cabot Mantanona to symbolize the school within the matter.

GCC, in its 2016 grasp plan, included the construction of a DNA forensic laboratory facility and generator on 12,000 sq. toes of property.

Reporter Haidee Eugenio covers Guam's Catholic church points, training, enterprise and extra. Comply with her on Twitter @haidee_eugenio. Comply with Pacific Daily News on Facebook/GuamPDN and Instagram @guampdn.



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