MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, Sept 26 (PIA) — The Bids and Awards Committee of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) held the opening of bids on the procurement of goods last September 19 at the DPWH-ARMM Conference Room in Cotabato City.

The procurement of goods covesr three lots, namely, Lot I for the supply and delivery of various types of heavy equipment with an approved budget contract (ABC) of P38.1 million; Lot II for the supply and delivery of motor vehicles with an ABC of P6.5 million; and Lot III for the supply and delivery of survey instruments with an ABC of P3.1 million.

In his message, DPWH-ARMM Secretary Emil K. Sadain told participating bidders that the opening of bids will be religiously conducted in adherence to RA 9184 or the New Government Procurement Act.
He said it is also in line with the desire of President Benigno S. Aquino III to reform the region, including the procurement stages and processes.

Sadain also expressed hope that technical flaws will not happen anymore in the evaluation of the eligibility requirement of the participating bidders.

He added that selection of the right bidders is based on the merit of the submitted proposals.

For transparency, three observers from Office of the Regional Governor, Commission on Audit, and Muslim Chambers of Commerce were invited during the opening of bids.

A total of 10 bidders for the lots participated in the bidding.

In the process of the evaluation of the eligibility requirement of the participating bidders, the Bids and Awards Committee has disqualified three bidders while two bidders for Lot III were allowed to file their motion for reconsideration. (DPWH-ARMM/PIA-10)

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