BACOLOD City’s current garbage hauler IPM-Construction and Development Corporation (IPM-CDC) was named anew as qualified bidder for the P150-million environmental and sanitary services contract.
The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) disqualified the FDRCon Company Inc. after it failed to pass the technical requirements.
Lawyer Maphilindo Polvora, chairman of BAC, said Monday out of the five prospective bidders, only IPM-CDC, FDRCon Company, and Dynamic Builders secured bid documents amounting to P50,000.
He said of the three bidders, only the IPM-CDC and FDRCon Company dropped the bidding documents at the City Council session hall on Monday morning while the Dynamic Builders sent their withdrawal letter signed by its general manager Jose Eduardo Cruz.
“At present, we have several projects lined up for the next 18 to 24 months. As such, we are not confident enough that our resources would be able to handle the said project,” Cruz said.
Polvora said the IPM-CDC offered a bid of P149,696,384.53.
The BAC did not open the financial document of FDRCon because they were already disqualified. It failed to meet the requirements like the International Standard Organization (ISO) certificate and vehicles registration.
Polvora said the IPM-CDC is not yet a winner because they still need to scrutinize their documents for the post-qualification set Tuesday.
“If they will pass the post-qualification that’s the time to declare them winner,” he said.
The two-month extension contract of IPM-CDC will end this month, and the winning bidder will start its contract on March 1 for the 10-month garbage hauling and collection services at P14.858 million per month.
Polvora said the FDRCon can still file the motion for reconsideration within three days after which the BAC members will resolve it within seven days.
If the BAC will deny the motion for reconsideration, Polvora said the FDRCon can make an appeal to Mayor Evelio Leonardia.
For his part, Leonardia said he is hopeful that nothing will come up to delay the result of the bidding.
“It is not important who will be the winner, but we must to see to it that the standard of Bacolod must be fulfilled. Whoever wins must cooperate with the city’s plan to implement the ‘no segregation, no collection policy,’” he said.
Leonardia has been discussing the policy with the Solid Waste Management Core Group.
“We are reviving or resurrecting the ‘no segregation, no collection policy’ which we were not able to completely implement because I left the office before it could be fully implemented in 2013,” he said.
Leonardia said that in 2103, they started the sanitary landfill in Barangay Felisa, but the previous administration did not maintain it and it is now an open dumpsite.
The City Government is planning to purchase another land for a new sanitary landfill, he added.