Considering the amount of time the committee of the Festival of Pacific Arts has remaining to ensure that this cultural event is successful, Festival Director Rose Ramsey directed her team to work with the Office of the Attorney General of Guam to research the concerns raised by Senator Rory Respicio at a recent meeting.
Yesterday, Chairman for the FestPac Organizing Committee Nathan Denight and Department of Chamorro Affairs President Joseph Cameron met with Attorney General Elizabeth Barrett Anderson and her staff. They discussed the procurement of the FestPac Events Manager.
The Attorney General stated that her office had reviewed the procurement and the contract and approved both. She also stated that the contract allows for the private contractor to procure needed goods and services without going through additional
government procurement.
“DCA followed GovGuam’s procurement process in issuing this request for proposal,” said DCA President Cameron. “We went back just to make sure we what we were required to do and the AG’s office said we did our jobs.”
Ramsey said the team had to take time out from what they were working on to address this concern.
“We can’t afford these distractions with the festival only weeks away and the first of the dignitaries expected to arrive in a little over a month,” the festival director stated. “But we understand that people are going to have questions and we’ll do our best to ensure we get answers to them so we can move forward and, hopefully, work in unison, to make the people of our island proud.”

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