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Byline: Joseph Sipalan
KUALA LUMPUR: The government is implementing a system for contractors to quote a price for government jobs worth RM500,000 and below, doing away with the time-consuming tender process.
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said all projects that fall within the cost range would be awarded based on the quotations offered by contractors.
"This is to speed up implementation of government projects," he said after the monthly Economic Planning Unit meeting. A circular on the decision was issued yesterday to take effect immediately.
Previously, the quotation system was only available for projects valued at RM200,000 …