PETALING JAYA: Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has defended its decision to hire a company for escalator maintenance works at the Taman Sri Rampai LRT station, following an allegation that it is a clothing firm.
It said the tender was opened to Bumiputera contractors from April 2 to 15.
“After careful consideration, DBKL determined that Bossque Skyline Sdn Bhd had passed the evaluation requirements set by the tender evaluation committee,” it said in a statement.
It said the company was financially stable and the price offered was reasonable.
“The company has a public procurement certificate from the Construction Industry Development Board recognised by the entrepreneur development and cooperatives ministry,” it said.
It also had certification from the finance ministry to carry out repair and maintenance works.
DBKL also said Bossque Skyline had a Bumiputera contractor certificate for construction, civil engineering and mechanical and electrical works.
The condition of the escalator had been a source of contention for the residents at Taman Sri Rampai for years. It resumed operations on June 15.
The allegation was made by Muda federal territories chairman Taufiq Zarak, who told the Focus Malaysia business portal on Tuesday that DBKL must explain why a clothing company was awarded the contract.
Taufiq also said DBKL must explain why the repairs were delayed, affecting workers, students and vulnerable groups like the elderly and pregnant women.