The director of Civil Aeronautics has said it is likely that falsified documents were provided by the company awarded an inspection contract for five Colombian airports.
Director Santiago Castro stated that he has spoken to the source of the allegations, and that, based on the evidence provided so far, they appear to be true.
“We established direct contact with the source in the United States and yes, that email confirmed that it was likely,” Castro said, according to a report from W Radio.
The allegations are in reference to documentation presented by the winning company, the Central Airport Inspection Consortium, in a bid for an inspection contract worth approximately $21 million for five Colombian airports.
In a warning issued yesterday, Comptroller Nelson Izaciga also informed Castro that evidence indicates that documents produced by the company in the selection process may have been falsified.
Castro stated, “We are going to take a decision with the comptroller and make contact with the attorney’s office in order to make the most of the evidence we have.”
He said that by the end of tomorrow a decision will be taken regarding the revocation of the contract, adding, “Today if there is a resolution on the matter, it will be made known.”
Money is yet to have been awarded to the Central Airport Inspection Consortium and the contract remains unsigned. Castro affirmed that if the contract is revoked, the process of selection will begin again.