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The company Mudanzas Torres Inc. challenged the award of the auction carried out by the State Elections Commission (CEE) to carry the briefcases with the ballots and the electronic counting machines for the general elections after arguing that the selected company did not comply with the requirements imposed.
Mudanzas Torres filed an appeal for judicial review last Friday before the San Juan Court of First Instance in which he requests that it declare the LVEB company as a “non-responsive bidder”, revoke the award of the auction for the transport of the material election and award the auction to them.
The company argued, in a 20-page letter held by El Nuevo Día , that supposedly on September 23, when it was due to appear for the pre-call “compulsory” of the auction, the representative of the LVEB company, Ana Acevedo appeared 18 minutes after the closing time.
“At about 10:18 am, that is, 18 minutes after the closing date, and out of nowhere, the procedures were interrupted to allow the entry of the bidding party with the good pro / appealed”, indicates the appeal legal.
Mudanzas Torres, who is represented by the lawyer Miguel A. Negrón Matta, maintains that he argued the late entry of the LVEB company, but was unsuccessful. In addition, he argued that Acevedo allegedly entered the room accompanied by a woman who, upon hearing the opposition from Mudanzas Torres, said that “he did not allow a confrontation” and then left.
The company alleges that the person who accompanied Acevedo “was the vice president of the EEC.”
El Nuevo Día tried unsuccessfully to communicate with Negrón Matta. In addition, this newspaper requested and awaits a reaction from the EEC.
Mudanzas Torres is the same company that was in charge of transporting the electoral material in the primaries on August 9 and 16. He charged $ 1,034,500 for that service. Of that amount, $ 145,000 was billed for “improvised situations out of control at the time of loading.” The improvised situations were due to the disorganization of the CEE that left the transporters waiting long hours without filling the trucks.
Now, according to the legal recourse, Mudanzas Torres offered to charge the CEE $ 735,045 and assures that he was the “second highest bidder.”
The court must resolve this lawsuit promptly as it is an electoral matter and due to the proximity of the general elections.