The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has warned contractors with delayed projects anew as it ordered the blacklisting of a contractor for its failure to finish on time the construction of a school building project in Cavite.

DPWH Secretary Mark Villar is hoping that the banning of St. Gerrard Construction, General Contractor and Development Corporation from participating in all government projects for one year, will serve as a warning to other contractors.

“We will be banning more contractors who fail to deliver projects.”

“Let this be a warning that we will be banning more contractors who fail to deliver projects as stipulated in their contracts,” Villar said.

The contractor was temporarily banned due to more than 15 percent negative slippage on the construction of a 4-story school building project at Lumampong National High School–Indang Annex in Indang, Cavite.

“We are pushing for the timely realization of our ‘Build, Build, Build’ program nationwide.”

“May we once again remind all contractors of DPWH that we are pushing for the timely realization of our ‘Build, Build, Build’ program nationwide and we will not tolerate any unreasonable delay in our projects,” the public works chief said.

The public works head signed a department order blacklisting St. Gerrard Construction on January 31.

DPWH Senior Undersecretary Rafael Yabut issued the subsequent blacklisting recommendation on January 24 for the delay in the implementation of the project.

The administrative sanction was imposed based on Republic Act 9184 otherwise known as the “Government Procurement Reform Act.”

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