After receiving no bids in a tender exercise for a Managing Agent (MA) in April, Sengkang Town Council (SKTC) will directly manage all divisions within Sengkang Town when the current management period of the remaining incumbent MA comes to an end in 2023.
As is publicly known, Sengkang GRC is a GRC formed shortly before General Election 2020. It comprises the Buangkok, Compassvale and Rivervale divisions, formerly part of Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC and Punggol East SMC (previously managed by EM Services under Pasir Ris-Punggol TC); and the Anchorvale division, formerly Sengkang West SMC (previously managed by CPG Facilities Management under Ang Mo Kio TC).
SKTC was established on 30 July 2020 and inherited the two MA contracts from the predecessor TCs. As announced earlier, Anchorvale division has been directly managed by SKTC since 31 October 2021, with day-to-day operations handled by staff hired directly by SKTC.
The other divisions of Sengkang GRC are being managed by EM Services, whose MA contract is due to expire on 31 January 2023. As a matter of prudence, SKTC called a tender for MA services for Buangkok, Compassvale and Rivervale divisions in April, well in advance of the expiry date. At the close of the MA tender on 29 April 2022, no bids were received.
Given the circumstances, Sengkang Town Councillors deliberated on this matter and voted to transit into direct management of SKTC, after the management period of EM Services comes to an end. Till the expiry of its contract, EM Services will continue to provide its services to SKTC. SKTC would like to convey its appreciation to EM Services for its years of service to Sengkang residents.
SKTC and in particular, the MPs for Sengkang GRC, would like to assure all Sengkang residents that continuity of services is an utmost priority. With the experience gained from directly managing Anchorvale division, and more than eight months to the handover of the Buangkok, Compassvale and Rivervale divisions from EM Services, SKTC is confident of a smooth transition, and its ability to deliver the standards of service that Sengkang residents have come to expect.
Sengkang Town Council
17 May 2022