THE Honiara City Council (HCC) will only honour contractors authorised by the City Clerk.
A noticed issued by the HCC City Clerk stated that Solomon Islands Government Ministries, State-Owned Enterprises, Private Sector Entities and Individuals that no procurement contracts for small works will be recognised and honoured by HCC unless prior approval is obtained from or is duly authorised by the City Clerk.
“The restriction orders apply to and include procurements and contracts for brushing, tree-felling and clearance, building repairs, vehicle repairs and maintenance, printing of HCC documents and receipt books, supply of uniforms, supply of office equipment, supply of stationaries, supply of cleaning detergents and toiletries, supply of toners and provision of security service,” it stated.
The notice stated that the office of the City Clerk will not authorise payment for any procurement or contract which does not get prior approval or authorisation before work is carried out, goods delivered or service provided.
A formal contract must be signed between HCC and the service provider before work and services can be provided.
By FOLLET JOHN
Solomon Star, Newsroom