THE Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of Bacolod City has declared the city's current garbage hauler IPM-Construction and Development Corp. (IPM-CDC) as the winning bidder in the P52.5-million maintenance and operation of the sanitary landfill in Barangay Felisa.

Mayor Evelio Leonardia said Monday, May 29, that he approved the recommendation of the BAC for the awarding of the contract to the Metro Manila-based IPM-CDC.

The P52.5-million maintenance and operation of the landfill is separate from the P150-million environmental and sanitary services contract of the IPM-CDC.

Leonardia said the contract could be presented on Wednesday's regular session for the granting of authority to the city mayor to sign.

The IPM-CDC, a lone bidder, had the lowest and responsive calculated bid of P52,420,281.06.

The seven-month contract, from June to December 2017, for the maintenance and operation of the landfill amounts to P7.4 million per month.

The IPM-CDC was declared a winner after passing the post-qualification.

Members of the Technical Working Group (TWG) along with the BAC earlier inspected the Payatas landfill in Barangay Payatas, Quezon City, the largest ongoing contract of the IPM-CDC.

Meanwhile, Leonardia said they will hold another meeting to finalize the implementation of the "no segregation, no collection" policy.