THE Bacolod City Council approved the request of Mayor Evelio Leonardia to have the authority to sign the contracts of agreement with the two winning bidders of the City Government’s priority projects.
The request was approved during the regular session on Wednesday, March 20.
The Council approved the request of Leonardia for authority to sign the P69,944,102.43 contract of agreement between the city and Silver Dragon Construction and Lumber and Glass Supply Inc. for the widening and rehabilitation of Lacson Street, including bridge replacement, drainage and flood control mitigation.
The Council also approved the request of Leonardia for authority to sign the P349,892,599.44 contract of agreement between the city and the joint venture of Mamsar Construction and Industrial Corp. and A.C Rivero Development Corp. for the development of Progreso Village Relocation Site Phase I and II.
The request was supported by 11 votes cast by Councilors Caesar Distrito, Dindo Ramos, Em Ang, Cindy Rojas, Bartolome Orola, Renecito Novero, Elmer Sy, Ann Marie Palermo, Lady Gles Gonzales, Ayesha Joy Villaflor and Sonya Verdeflor.
Councilor Wilson Gamboa Jr. voted against it while Councilor Claudio Puentevella was absent and Councilor Ricardo Tan was on leave.
Last week, the City Council also ratified the contracts of agreement with the three winning bidders for the widening of Gonzaga St., and extension project that includes a bridge, drainage and flood mitigation in Barangay 28 worth P44,949,942.25; the rehabilitation of Mansilingan-Felisa Road in Barangays Mansilingan and Felisa worth P61,301,441.94; and the Bacolod City College site development and facilities project (design and build scheme) worth P349,988,679.47.
These projects will be financed through the City’s loan of P1.7 billion from the Development Bank of the Philippines.
Leonardia earlier said they will follow the procedures to implement these projects.
“I’m always reminding the Bids and Awards Committee to follow the procedures unlike the previous administration where more than 40 biddings were held in a day,” he said. (MAP)