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AIM not to participate in Singapore town councils tenders: report

Zafar Anjum | March 1, 2013
AIM, the Singapore software company that attracted controversy early this year, has said it will not participate in the latest tender exercise of town councils.

AIM, the Singapore software company that attracted controversy early this year, announced on Wednesday (27 February) it will not participate in the latest tender exercise of town councils. The tenders close next Monday.

Action Information Management (AIM) is a company owned by Peoples' Action Party (PAP), Singapore's ruling party.

The Straits Times reported on Wednesday that the company has issued a short statement in which it said: "Given that AIM had helped prepare the tender documents, it decided not to participate in the tender."

AIM runs the computer systems for the PAP town councils in the country. Their contract expires on 30 April this year.

The company made the announcement in connection with the PAP town councils' tenders which were recently put out. They are calling for a company to run their computer systems.

In January, allegations were made against AIM about the sale of computer systems used by town councils. The matter generated controversy in Singapore's blogosphere and on social media platforms.

The town councils that maintain local Housing Development Board (HDB) estates had sold off their customised software (Oracle-based software) to AIM.

Many bloggers had pointed out anomalies in the tendering process of this transaction and had questioned the justifications given by the relevant authorities on this sale.

 

 

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