Where the tender was launched for the service by December 25 AML Ltd., specifications were extremely clear. The first condition read: " Airports of Mauritius Co. Ltd is inviting sealed bids from professional, experienced (at least five years) and specialist caterers and service providers for the operation of its Food& Beverage Services (Departure Lounge, Well-Wishers's Hall & Welcomer's Hall) and lounges Management at SSR Internartional Airport. "
The second condition was as follows: " The Invitation for bids applies to well established companies who can display a track record of excellent customer service and quality of food, seving both a Mauritian and International market. Applicants should demonstrate their ability to deal with the exigencies of an airport environment." Offers must be made no later than 29 January 2010 to 13 hours.
However, the tandem Gooljaury Airway Coffee / Soornack not absolutely satisfied with the criteria imposed upon the exercise of tender on 25 December 2009 with the experience of having "at least 5 years" since the company n 'was registered on 24 March 2009 and it was only nine months.
The explanations provided by Serge Petit on this episode are anything but convincing. That's what he said about it: "From 2000 to 2010, the company Tropical Times, whose current owner is Purmessur MJ has provided catering services. In June 2009, Good Governance and respond to complaints received from passengers and airlines, AML decided to launch a tender exercise for these services. "
In the literature provided to the press and concocted by the agency Blast Communication, Director of AML adds, however, that: "However, the bids received did not match the expected terms of trade."
The exercise of June 2009 was not successful, there was the December 25, 2009. In this regard, no pipe Serge Petit word on the condition of eligibility "at least five years" contained in the tender and explains that "seven bids were received and evaluated, including Tropical times. Airway Coffee, including the promoter and the director is MD Gooljaury who made the best offer in terms of sales and service offered to passengers, was allocated the contract. "
The "smoking" is closed
It also states that "responding to the call for tenders, Airway Coffee has proposed a 28%" concession fee "income payable to AML, against 24% for Tropical Times disputes this figure and speaks to him, 27%, slightly lower than an offer made by the Airway Coffee ".
About Airway Coffee is known after categorically stated that Ms. Nandanee Soornack had no interest in any business at the airport, he was forced to recant and come forward and admit that it was indeed good shareholder of this company.
What you need to know is that the place occupied by Airway Coffee which is more like a "smoking", according to many users, as a service mid-range has been closed for a few days. We talk about problems with employees and complaints with the labor office of the locality where it refused to register complaints, some officers who understand that the file is "too red hot to handle."
Other media, however, indicate that Airway Coffee should resume service and perform a "soft opening" in the new terminal. In this regard, Serge Petit did not say to the press if there was a call for tenders for new locations that will have this new structure.
Director of AML is also confused in its presentation of the facts regarding Top Gear Car Wash Express, as its name indicates, is the car wash business. About this company, Serge Petit says he "is a project of the company Top Gear, presented by its developer, MD Gooljaury January 19, 2011."
In the communication to the press as a "fact sheet" Serge Petit adds: "AML has welcomed the project while having serious reservations about the idea of ??the project within the parking area. The May 31, Top Gear has submitted a new proposal this time opting for a location outside the airport. "
And noted that "AML responded favorably to the allocation of land leased under the same conditions applicable to other developers for that project which is subject to the submission of a business plan still pending."
With regard to the company, the director of AML in its corrigendum where he acknowledges that Ms. Nandanee Soornack is indeed one of the directors of Airway Coffee, takes pains to emphasize that "it is also the only company among those engaged in activities at the airport where SSR N. Soornack is a shareholder. "
However, the company file Top Gear Car Wash Express indicates that this entity was incorporated January 13, 2011 with two shareholders, and Doomeswarsing Gooljaury Nandanee Soornack. It should also be noted that the business partner of Ms Soornack was also a provider of airport textile products through Fashion Styles since 2002 and that his company was also awarded Designer Labels since 2005 authorization to market products Hugo Boss in the grounds of the airport.