by Krystal Paco
Guam - A hearing with the public auditor is scheduled for Monday, October 8 for the protest filed by Pacific Data Systems late last month for the procurement of roughly 3,000 laptops for Department of Education teachers and classrooms.
PDS president John Day says his company submitted the lowest bid at $2.4 million but was not awarded the contract. Day alleges DOE tampered with his competitors' bids after submission, specifically for non-warranty services.
As a result, Softchoice was awarded the contract at $2.77 million. The third and highest bidder was ComPacific at $3 million.
The hearing will take place at 3pm at the OPA's office located on the 9th Floor of the DNA Building in Hagatna.