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Contractors to stop bidding on public tenders

Mar 27

Contractors to stop bidding on public tenders

Syndicate calls on government to pay its dues

The Syndicate of Contractors for Public Works and Buildings has asked its members to stop participating in public tenders, until the government pays its dues in arrears.

The Syndicate said in a statement: “Delays in paying contractors their dues obstructs several sectors including suppliers, developers, architects, and engineers.” It asked public administrations not to launch new tenders before paying all their dues to contractors.

“We will convene an extraordinary general assembly soon to discuss our options,” said Maroun El Helou, Chairman of the Syndicate.

The Council for Development and Reconstruction, alone, has over $300 million in unpaid dues, according to El Helou.