Bids committee denies losing bidder’s motion for reconsideration-A A +A
Saturday, May 19, 2012
THE Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) denied on Friday the motion for reconsideration filed by Metrowaste Solid Waste Management Corporation.
Metrowaste president Jerry Ross Cheng, in their motion for reconsideration dated May 8, asked the BAC to reconsider the pass mark in favor of Dynamic Builders on the grounds that it has not engaged itself in garbage collection and hauling services and has no completed similar contract within a period of 10 years prior to May 8.
Otherwise, they will avail of legal remedies to protect the interest of their company, Cheng said.
Cheng said Dynamic Builders is engaged in construction projects and not in garbage hauling services, based on its registration papers with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
But Metrowaste meets the requirement because it now provides garbage collection and hauling services for the cities of Makati, Antipolo, Caloocan, and Angeles, he added.
Dynamic Builders was determined by the BAC to have the lowest financial bid during the bidding process for garbage collection and hauling services on May 7.
It presented a bid offer of P69,107,140.40 compared to Metrowaste, which offered P69,910,711.80 from the P72 million approved budget for the contract (ABC) for the privatization of garbage collection, while Amphil Construction was disqualified for non-compliance with pertinent bid documents.
BAC chair Goldwyn Nifras said during the procurement conference of the committee, Technical Working Group and the end-user (Department of Public Services) on March 27, it was determined that they consider as similar contractor any hauling services or general hauling.
When the eligibility check was conducted as defined in the pre-bid conference, we passed the hauling services experiences of Dynamic Builders considering it was sufficient because the amount was more than 50 percent of the P72-million ABC.
If Dynamic Builder passes the post-qualification, the BAC will recommend it to the mayor, but if not, the lowest bidder Metrowaste will be considered.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on May 19, 2012.