THE Acting Director of National Libraries and Archives has dismissed allegations by one-man, self-styled Millennium Governance Organization that it illegally engaged a security firm at the cost of six million kina annually without following proper procurement procedures as stipulated under the Public Finance Management Act.
This week, the Acting Director of Libraries and Archives, Jacob Havelawa said, the security firm in question was engaged as a matter of urgency after guards of the previous security firm engaged were believed to have stolen from the Waigani Library.
Mr. Havelawa said based on the quotations received, the security firm currently engaged is the cheapest - at K1.179 million. However, he did not say who the other security firms were who bided for the contract.
The Office of Libraries and Archives is still in the process of completing proper tender documentation before tenders are called in compliance of Public Finance Management Act.