KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has reiterated that the procurement process for all its tenders was conducted in strict compliance with the procurement standard operating procedures (SOPs).
In a statement today, the company said the controls placed at both human and process levels would act as an intervention to close any possible gaps.
“MAHB can confirm that all due processes were adhered to and are in accordance with our corporate governance,” it said in response to an article written in a local weekly regarding the tenders for the Automated People Mover (APM) and the Covid-19 Private Screening and Testing for KLIA.
“MAHB’s 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.”
The airport operator group said this also applies to any additional information generated during the tender submission period. All the evaluation criteria were also revealed as part of the tender package given to bidders.
It claimed that the article misrepresented the situation and had caused confusion among other media that had read it as the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (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.
“Following this, we have given our full cooperation and complied with all MACC requirements. There have been no further enquiry from MACC and the enquiry does not involve the APM tender,” MAHB said.
The airport operator group’s strict procurement processes has achieved ISO 37001:2016 certification for its Anti-Bribery Management System (ABMS).
It is among the first 50 establishments that have obtained this certification and takes pride in joining the ranks of this group of multinational and government-linked companies that strongly believe in ensuring a corruption-free workplace.