MAHB defends its tender procurement conducted in strict compliance


MALAYSIA Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has defended that all its tender procurement process for all is conducted in strict compliance with the AntiBribery Management System (ABMS) to provide another layer of control within the company’s processes.

The airport operator stated in a filing to Bursa Malaysia today in response to an article written in The Edge Weekly regarding the tenders for the Automated People Mover (APM) and the COVID-19 Private Screening and Testing for KLIA.

“This article misrepresented the situation and had caused confusion among other media members who had read it as MACC is investigating both the tenders, which is untrue. As such, we would like to clarify that we had received a request from MACC to provide information and documentation on the COVID-19 Private Screening and Testing contract award for KLIA,” said MAHB.

It added MAHB has given full cooperation and complied with all MACC requirements and  there has been no further enquiry from MACC and the enquiry does not involve the APM tender.

It noted its standard tender approach is through open competition whereby all tender information is transparently and fairly disseminated to participating bidders from the start of the tender process to its closing.

This also applies to any additional information generated during the tender submission period.

All the evaluation criteria are also revealed as part of the tender package given to bidders.

The evaluation is carried out in three stages where each evaluation is carried out independently by separate subject matter teams.

Bids must first pass each evaluation stage before proceeding to the next, MAHB noted.

“We hope this will provide clarity to the market on our ABMS certified procurement processes and will put a stop to unnecessary and inaccurate speculation regarding tenders issued by Malaysia Airports, that may cause disruption to the process,” said MAHB.