Wednesday, 25 July, 2012 | 16:23 WIB
Questions Over Hambalang Contractor
TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:President director of PT Putra Utara Mandiri, Reinhard Nainggolan, admits that he loaned the flag of the company to several of his colleagues to participate in the procurement of sports equipment for the national training center project in Bukit Hambalang, Sentul, Bogor, West Java.
This was disclosed by PT Putra’s lawyer, Hotman Nainggolan, to Tempo in Jakarta this Monday. "Reinhard often lent PT Putra’s flag to his associates to be used in tenders," said Hotman. But, he said, Reinhard did not know always know who exactly borrowed the name of the company.
The Ministry of Youth and Sports once corresponded with the House Commission on Sports about the need for Rp2.5 trillion for the Hambalang project. The figure consisted of Rp1.2 trillion for construction and Rp1.4 trillion for facilities. The letter was delivered by the Secretary of the Ministry Wafid Muharam to the Commission Vice Chair Rully Chairul Aswar on January 22, 2010.
In the process, the amount was divided in half. The ministry proposed a budget of Rp1.2 trillion for the physical construction using a multi-year system with the approval of the Finance Ministry. The procurement process was carried out separately in 2011.
PT Putra won the tender for the project to procure sports science equipment for the Sports Facilities Center for the National Education, Training, and Sports School worth Rp76.2 billion under the Ministry of Youth and Sports. The price offered was below the estimated price of Rp79.9 billion.
Hotman said that for lending his company name, Reinhard only received a fee in accordance with the agreement when his associates won the bid. PT Putra has formed a team to trace the identity of the company's flag bearer in the Hambalang tender. "But we have yet to find its identity," said Hotman.
Chair of the Working Group on Procurement of Goods and Services for the Youth and Sports Ministry, Rusmadi, declared that PT Putra Utara Mandiri was the winning bidder on October 20, 2011. The winner of the first and second reserves was PT Ananto Jampieter and PT Multi Langgeng.
In the same year, the Youth and Sports Ministry declared PT Christalenta Utama the winner of the contract for the procurement of furniture worth Rp18.8 billion. When Tempo visited the address of PT Christalenta in the Duren Sawit Center, East Jakarta, there were no signs the company had won the tender for a mega project. The company address was listed in the document announcing the tender winners, and was published in the media.
It turns out that the address was not PT Christalenta’s, but PT Elita Putri Rejeki’s house shop, a hygiene equipment supplier company. The people Tempo met said they had never heard of PT Christalenta.
"PT Elita has belonged to Pak Robin for quite a long time. He’s chair of Perbakin (the Indonesian Shooting Association)," said Johnny, a security guard. FRANSISCO ROSARIANS | ATMI PERTIWI | BOBBY CHANDRA