MASS Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd awarded 50 works packages to Bumiputera contractors during a balloting session on 4 December 2013. The event was held at the Lembaga Pertubuhan Peladang building in Jalan Sultan Salahuddin, Kuala Lumpur.
The total value of works awarded was about RM20 million.
The successful companies were picked via balloting from a pool of 471 contractors which had been shortlisted earlier. The companies were from Grades G1 to G4.
Under the grading by the Construction Industry Devolopement board of Malaysia, contractors under Grade G1 are eligible for work packages up to the value of RM200,000, while those in Grade G2 are eligible for work packages between RM200,001 and RM500,000. Grade G3 contractors are eligible for work packages between RM500,001 and RM1,000,000 while those in Grade G4 are eligible for work packages between RM1,000,001 and RM3,000,000.
This is the second balloting event to be organised by MRT Corp. The first session was done in January earlier this year.
Among the works that was awarded was drainage, structural, road, civil, landscaping and general works.
The ballots were picked by MRT Corp Chief Executive Officer Datuk Wira Azhar Abdul Hamid, MMC Gamuda KVMRT (PDP) Sdn Bhd Director Dato’ Ir Azmi Mat Nor, Encik Azhar Basiron who is the Deputy Undersecretary of the Works Ministry’s Entrepreneurship Development Division, and Puan Zawati Yusrah Zainuddin who is the Chief Assistant Director of the Contractors Services Centre (PKK).
Representatives of the MRT Project work package contractors Sunway Construction Sdn Bhd, IJM Construction Sdn Bhd and Trans Resources Corporation Sdn Bhd also picked the ballots for some of the contracts.