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GSA gets $100K worth of child safeguard seats

by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - It's unknown what's to be done with 859 child safeguard seats purchased for the Department of Education Headstart Program. Earlier this week, DOE deputy superintendent Rob Malay stated that when the seats arrived and turned over to the Department of Public Works, DPW said they could not be used.

The seats value at close to $100,000, although Malay states he's unsure how the purchase was funded.

According to General Services Agency chief procurement officer Claudia Acfalle, the seats were delivered and recounted at the GSA warehouse in Piti.

She adds that manufacturers included a letter stating the items have reached life expectancy and must be re-certified.

Acfalle calls the purchase a huge waste and abuse of funds, whether local or federally funded and recommends that it would be cheaper for GovGuam to return the seats willing to pay shipping and restocking fees.

Meanwhile, she notes GSA may include this in a surplus bid, noting their safety issues.

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