Monday, February 11, 2008

QP (Supervision) Contract awarded to CKM Consultants

CKM Consultants of Singapore had won the following contract awarded by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore:

LTA contract 901QP: Qualified Person (Supervision) Services for Contract 901 Construction and Completion of Circle Line (CCL) Marina Bay Station including Associated Tunnels for Downtown Line Stage 1

CKM Consultants' tender amount of about S$4.9 Million beat Mott Macdonald Singapore Pte Limited's tender amount of about S$5.5 Million. CKM Consultants Pte Ltd was founded by Dr. C. Keshava Murthy in the year 1989.

The award of QP(Supervision) contract to independent consultants is in line with the Nicoll Highway Committee Of Inquiry (COI)'s findings and recommendations. Four lives were lost in The Nicoll Highway collapse in the year 2004. The Nicoll Highway COI was set-up immediately after the collapse. The Committee was of the view that appointing the QP (S) from within the ranks of the client was not desirable, as this may put the QP (S) in a position of conflict. The Committee highlighted the importance of the independence of the QP (S) and asked LTA to consider appointing an independent QP (S) from outside the organization.


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