CEBU City’s bids and awards committee (BAC) disqualified the private service provider that placed the lowest bid for its garbage disposal despite their appeal.
General Services Office (GSO) chief Ronald Malacora, who also chairs the BAC, said Pasajero Motors Corp. (Pamocor) failed to comply with the requirements that they lack.
Malacora said Pamocor still failed to present the environmental compliance certificate of their transfer station, among other requirements.
“We did not grant their motion for reconsideration because we need to follow the provisions of the law when it comes to conducting the bidding,” Malacora said.
However, Pamocor may still file another appeal before the Office of the Mayor.
Malacora explained that as head of the procuring entity, Mayor Tomas Osmeña has the authority to evaluate the bidders who were disqualified.
In a related development, Malacora said the technical working group (TWG) of BAC has already started the post-qualification evaluation of Jomara Konstruct Corp. (JKC), who placed the second lowest bid.
During the bidding last Jan. 26, Pamocor placed the lowest bid of P1,344 for every ton of garbage it will dispose of, followed by JKC, which placed a bid of P1,375 per ton of garbage.
Part of the post-qualification evaluation by the TWG is the inspection of all the facilities of JKC, including their transfer station in Barangay Inayawan.
While there is no winning bidder yet, Malacora said that JKC continues to dispose of the garbage in the city.