City’s tire supplier to bid-A A +A
Monday, February 4, 2013
THE supplier of tires of some of the Cebu City Government’s fleet of vehicles will continue to participate in the bidding for the City’s tire purchases.
CFG Car Accessories and Service Shop clarified that the tires they delivered to the City are all brand new.
Earlier, the City Council had recommended to the General Services Office (GSO) to have CFG blacklisted and no longer be allowed to participate in the bidding for the City’s tires, following reports that some of the tires exploded.
The GSO reportedly bought 120 Pirelli tires worth P2,200 per piece and 160 Falken tires worth P2,618 each from CFG in 2011.
The tires are being used for the vehicles issued to the city councilors and the motor vehicles issued to the Mobile Patrol Group of the Cebu City Police Office.
In a one-page press statement given to Sun.Star Cebu, CFG clarified that what they delivered to the City are only Falken tires.
“Upon review of (our) records, it appeared that CFG did not sell any Pirelli tire to the City,” the supplier said.
CFG said the Falken tires they delivered to the City had conformed to the specifications set by the City’s Bids and Awards Committee, such as load range and number of ply.
“The tires CFG delivered to the City were all brand new as said goods were specifically ordered for that particular transaction,” the supplier added.
CFG said they have been a tire supplier for the City for almost a decade now and it is the first time that they have heard of a tire failure on their products.
“Since we started selling and distributing Falken, the company did not receive any failure incident report. The reported tire failure involving the City vehicle was the first CFG has ever received,” they said.
The report that the City’s tires surfaced after Councilor Alvin Arcilla complained that his tire exploded while returning from the city from his visit in the mountain barangay of Binaliw in December last year.
According to the CFG, they already inspected the burst tire of Arcilla and opined that it exploded because of an external source.
To further validate the matter, CFG said they welcomed the move of Arcilla to have the burst tire inspected by the Department of Trade and Industry.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on February 04, 2013.