Efficient Logistics Services Clarifies Contract with NEC

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 A Liberian-owned logistics firm, Efficient Logistics Services (ELS), has clarified recent attacks in the media about its contract with the National Elections Commission, (NEC) that was awarded on January 16 of this year.
ELS management said the reports have suggested that the procurement processes used by NEC were fraudulent.
“In so doing, these reports have attempted to tarnish the impeccable reputation of Efficient Logistics Services, by implying a form of conspiracy,” it stated in a statement.
The company has vehemently denied these allegations.
They stated that the logistics contract for the transportation of the voter’s registration update materials was obtained through a transparent procurement process that adhered to the PPCC regulations in the country.
According to them NEC placed the bid in the newspaper as required by law for six weeks.
“The bidding processes were openly evaluated and the selection of the vendor was carried out by NEC, also in accordance with PPCC guidelines,” they furthered.
They said they have a record and that it was them who performed a similar service under UNDP contract arrangement and supervision, for the 2011 general elections.
They explained that while Liberian-owned companies are not known to be competitive with their foreign counterparts in the logistics sector, Efficient Logistics has had a distinguished record in it operations around Liberia.

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