Santo Domingo, RD.
Maxi Montilla said he never sold to an institution with which he had an impediment for reasons of familiarity, in terms of complaints that he was a privileged supplier to the electricity sector in 2012-2020, when his brother-in-law, Danilo Medina, led the country. .
“I never sold to an institution where I had an impediment for reasons of familiarity, according to Article 14, number 5, of Law 340-06 on procurement.
It is in our interest to clarify all the allegations made against us by media campaigns promoted by competitors, who took advantage of this situation to try, in a bad way, to destroy our business reputation and good name with the deliberate aim of it takes us out of the market, ”he said in a paid post today.
Montilla said that he tried to communicate in various ways with the new authorities in the electricity sector and with the highest authorities of the Public Ministry, in order to make available and provide all the necessary documentation in connection with the complaints against us and all which was derived from them “.
“However, we have only received silence and indifference in response, which indicates limitations on our right to defend ourselves from ruthless attacks on our person,” the statement said.
Montilla says that he appeared before the General Prosecutor’s Office on December 3 and subsequently submitted a communication in which he established his desire to clarify, personally and responsibly, any point of interest of the Public Ministry.
“In this case, the doors have also been closed, while industry officials go on television to discuss, offering all sorts of versions, even sarcastically, without the seriousness of a rigorous investigation,” the statement said. .
Candida Montilla’s brother, the country’s first first lady, says electricity distributors now have outstanding debts of more than 270 days, despite the fact that the materials sold “were delivered as products of public tendering processes, which had with certification of the adequacy of the funds ”.
Montilla complains that the payment should have been made without any requirement 60 days after the invoice was issued.
“The materials were received in a satisfactory manner in a timely manner, with technical evaluation reports in each case. This is proof of the non-existence of a preferential treatment that is imputed to us “, he says.
Maxi Montilla indicates that it began commercial activity in the electricity sector in 2004, dedicating itself exclusively to it in 2008, with the companies Transformadores Solomon Dominicana and Electrocable Aluconsa and other related companies.
Maxy Montilla’s truths that are meant to be ignored
Our name and our companies have been the subject of accusations on social networks and in some traditional media, which have decided to open a process with conclusive positions.
Given this, we decided to stand up, leaving aside the trajectory of a low-profile citizen, who practically lives in his family, work and business environment.
First of all, we want to make it known to the public that we have tried to communicate in various ways with the new authorities in the electricity sector and with the highest authorities of the public ministry, to make ourselves available and deliver all necessary documentation in connection with complaints against ours and everything that was derived from them.
However, we received only silence and indifference in response, thus signaling limitations on our right to defend ourselves from ruthless attacks on ourselves.
In the same vein, we presented ourselves at the General Prosecutor’s Office on December 3 and subsequently submitted a communication in which we established our readiness to clarify, personally and responsibly, any point of interest of the Public Ministry.
In this case, the doors were also closed, while officials in the electricity sector go to the TV to talk, offering all sorts of versions, even sarcastically, without the seriousness of a rigorous investigation.
I started the commercial activity in the electricity sector in 2004, dedicating ourselves exclusively to it since 2008, with my companies Transformadores Solomon Dominicana, SAS and Electrocable Aluconsa, SAS and other related companies.
Personally, we appear as the majority shareholder of all companies, which are aware of all their tax obligations.
Our financial statements are audited by internationally accredited independent audit firms.
Our companies have, since 2008, administrative offices, warehouses and camps; We have a managerial and operational structure and a highly qualified and specialized staff, both domestically and abroad (especially in the People’s Republic of China).
This allows us to participate in processes in a competitive way and add value to the sector, thanks to the multiple representations and exclusivity of the famous manufacturers and brands of electrical materials that place us in a leading position in the sector.
With a 16-year history of activity in the electricity sector, we have accumulated a demanding clientele, both from state-owned companies and from the private sector, after benefiting from contracts with multilateral organizations, such as the Inter-American Development Bank. (IDB).
All of the above were due to our quality standard and the best prices on the market, plus after-sales service with extensive warranties of our products and ability to respond in case of damage.
We have been awarded exclusive contracts with materials that do not meet this condition, which is FALSE. We are only unique suppliers in the field of telemedia meters / Twacs, as we have exclusive representation of the North American company ACLARA TECHNOLOGIES, which began implementing its technology to measure consumption and prevent energy theft due to fraud in the country since 2004.
This technology is used in other countries with a high level of satisfaction, putting our sector at the level of the highest international quality standards in terms of communication systems of this nature.
We started commercial relations with ACLARA TECHNOLOGIES in 2012 and, after an extensive technical evaluation, we obtained an exclusive representation for the country in 2013.
Likewise, we were falsely accused of benefiting from an alleged preferential payment channel. Our means of payment have always been the same as those of other suppliers, with outstanding invoices of more than one year.
Currently, distributors have debts with new arrears of over 270 days, despite the fact that the materials sold were delivered as products of public tender processes, which had a sufficient certification of funds. For this purpose, payment had to be made without any requirement 60 days after the invoice was issued, in accordance with the terms of the standard contracts used by distributors.
The materials were received in a timely manner, in a satisfactory manner, with technical evaluation reports in each case. This is proof of the non-existence of a preferential treatment which he imputed to us.
On the other hand, I never sold to an institution in which I had an impediment for reasons of familiarity, according to Article 14 number 5 of Law 340-06 on public procurement and contracts.
Certainly, from 2004 until now we have won many purchasing processes, but we have also lost many. Our actions have been framed in transparency and both suppliers, subcontractors and private customers can testify about the quality of our products and services, and our economic offers represent the competitiveness of our prices in each of the processes in which we participate. .
It is in our interest to clarify all the allegations made against us by the media campaigns promoted by the competitors, who took advantage of this situation to try, in a bad way, to destroy our business reputation and good name with the deliberate aim of takes us out of the market.
We reiterate our readiness to provide the authorities with all information and documentation that may be required of us in an attempt to clarify unfounded complaints against us.