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Pattaya garbage men pass probation, get shot at 4-year pact

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PATTAYA:--Pattaya’s new trash hauler passed its probation and was given another four months of work before bidding opens on a new four-year contract.

 

Deputy Mayor Manote Nongyai said Jan. 9 that Eastern Green Co. met all the requirements of its trial-run contract that began in March and will be allowed to serve as Pattaya’s waste managers until April when a new contract expected to be worth about 900 million baht will be put out to bid.

 

While Eastern Green has been efficient in picking up garbage and eliminating residual waste that had piled up under the city’s much-maligned previous contractor, there are many companies that want Pattaya’s waste-hauling business, so the contract must be opened to competition, Manote said.

 

Read more: https://www.pattayamail.com/news/pattaya-garbage-men-pass-probation-get-shot-at-4-year-pact-284179

-- PATTAYA MAIL 2020-01-13—

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5 minutes ago, jacko45k said:

Yes, open it up to the highest briber and not the lowest bidder.

The lowest bid for a contract does not necessarily gaurantee value and efficiency for money, nor the best quality service.

 

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Whoever wins will simply buy/lease the same trucks from the company already doing the job, as well as hiring all (or some) of their staff (the drivers and pickers and such at least).

Makes for an easy transition. They might slap a coat of paint on the trucks (or just a new logo on the doors) and maybe a different patch on the worker's clothes.
Or not.

 

But whoever wins will no doubt immediately start looking for ways to cut corners and maximize profit. That usually means laying off staff, cutting/consolidating routes and trying to find ways to offload the trash as cheaply as possible, regardless of what happens to it afterwards.

There will be little, if any, oversight of the contract unless the press starts reporting problems. A lot of problems. Enough to make the politicians notice.

 

And if it's anything like other projects and large contracts that have been handed out here, if the politicians start rumbling, the contractor will simply walk away from the job and leave it to City Hall to find someone else to do it (for more money of course).

 

It's almost like they teach them how to do that at Business school or something !

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4 hours ago, Rimmer said:

Pattaya garbage men pass probation, get shot at 4-year pact

I thought somebody actually got shot......

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6 minutes ago, MaxLee said:

I thought somebody actually got shot......

That comes after you have made a corrupt payment to get the contract, but didn't get the contract.  🙂

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Does anyone know, where is the garbage taken for disposal that's actually collected from Pattaya by the trucks, and what becomes of it once there?

 

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3 minutes ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

Does anyone know, where is the garbage taken for disposal that's actually collected from Pattaya by the trucks, and what becomes of it once there?

 

Probably do not want to know really

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7 hours ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

Does anyone know, where is the garbage taken for disposal that's actually collected from Pattaya by the trucks, and what becomes of it once there?

 

Check the basement in the derelict Waterfront development down by Bali Hi pier.....:whistling:

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4 minutes ago, petermik said:

Check the basement in the derelict Waterfront development down by Bali Hi pier.....:whistling:

 

Or barges being towed from the Pattaya coastline out to the open ocean late and night, and then returning empty in the early morning hours.

 

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5 hours ago, Rimmer said:

there are many companies that want Pattaya’s waste-hauling business

I thought that one of the original problems was that there wasn't as the contract price was too low?

 

Would any new "winner" have to work under similar "probationary" rules as Eastern -

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and worked under strict rules that made it subject to fines of up to 3 percent of the contract for incurring multiple complaints about missed pickups.

 

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In this day and age, doesn't the lowest bidder always win? Irrelevant if they have a good / bad track record or not.

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16 hours ago, Leaver said:

That comes after you have made a corrupt payment to get the contract, but didn't get the contract.  🙂

Thai English grammar definition is so confusing

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