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Suppliers are again contesting another tender carried out by the Ministry of Education. The director of the Procurement Agency says it has received dozens of protests regarding the school lunch procurement procedures carried out recently by the National Institute of Student Welfare (Inabie), a division under the Ministry of Education.

The suppliers and bidders state that the institution did not comply with the established deadlines. There was no equitable distribution. Contracts were awarded to businesses that did not exist and others that are very distant from the centers where they will be serving the school meals.

The Public Procurement Agency (DGCP) reported on 11 October 2021 that it has received 24 hierarchical appeals and 12 requests for preventive measures against the national public tender number INABIE-CCC-LPN-2021-0009, carried out by the National Institute of...

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