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— supervising consultant over-valued completed work— project behind schedule by 16 months— contractor liable for liquated damagesDespite moves by the Ministry of Health to expend more than $91 million by the end of last year to construct an Acute Psychiatric Hospital in Region Six, works have still not been completed. In fact, works on the health facility appear to have been abandoned for a prolonged period of time.This state of affairs has been detailed in the 2012 Report of the Auditor General, which was presented to the National Assembly on Thursday last.According to the Report,Deion Jones Falcons Jersey, a contract for the construction of the Psychiatric Hospital was awarded in 2011 to the lowest responsive bidder in the sum of $112.739 million. However, at the end of 2011 the contractor,Cheap Jerseys Supply, who was not named in the Report, was paid sums amounting to $80.168 million while other amounts totaling $11.755 million were paid in 2012.Moreover, total payments that were made under the contract to date amount to $91.923 million. The Report outlines that during physical verification of the works, a number of unsatisfactory features were detected.In addition to the reality that the work on the hospital has been stalled so much so that the site has become overgrown with vegetation,Cheap Jerseys Wholesale, the Report highlights that currently there are “no personnel or equipment from the contractor on the site.”Added to this, the Report notes that termite nests were evident at various sections of the incomplete structure.Based on the Report, the completion date for the works was stated as May 18, 2012. However, at the time of physical verification on September 4,Jerseys Cheap NFL, 2013, the Report disclosed that the works were incomplete. At this date, a total of 16 months had elapsed from the contractual completion date. Of note too is the fact that “no approvals for extensions of time were noted and therefore the contractor is liable for liquidated damages…”It was explained that the value of the measured works completed at the time of physical verification was $92.079 million, based on payment certificate Number 8, dated July 30,Wholesale NBA Jerseys China, 2012,Stitched Jerseys, which was prepared by the supervising consultant.However, an examination of the works revealed 34 instances where amounts totaling $15.722 million were paid in relation to unexecuted works. It was however ascertained by the Audit Office that the consultant had in fact overstated the actual value of works completed by the contractor.”The Health Ministry, in response to the state of affairs, has disclosed that the Head of Budget Agency has indicated that an investigation has since been launched.Moreover, the Audit Office has recommended that the investigation be done with a view to recovering any overpayment.
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