Capitol opts for negotiated purchase to buy vehicles

THE Negros Occidental Provincial Government has opted for a negotiated purchase in the acquisition of the service vehicles for seven board members after two failed biddings last year.

Project development officer Beverly de Oca of the Provincial Administrator Office said Thursday that suppliers failed to comply with the documents required by the Provincial Bids and Awards Committee (PBAC) and the Commission on Audit (COA).

The initial bidding was conducted in November while the second bidding was held in December, she said.

De Oca added that lesser documents are needed from car dealers in a negotiated purchase.

She said that only accredited suppliers of the Provincial Government can joined the negotiated procurement.

At least three suppliers can submit the price quotation, she said, adding that those with the lowest offer will get the contract.

De Oca said the negotiated purchase is scheduled next week and they target to complete the transaction within the month.

The funding for the new vehicles will be sourced from the Governor’s Office and the board members are entitled to P1.2 million for each vehicle.

Initially, it was P1.3 million for each car, she added.

The vehicles will be used by neophyte board members Renato Malabor Jr., Annabelle Bermudo, Valentino Alonso, Jose Maria Alonso, Samson Mirhan, and David Lacson.

Graduating board members Salvador Escalante Jr. and Pedro Zayco have requested for new service vehicles.
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