City to award P65-million garbage deal to firm

(SunStar file)

THE Cebu City Government is set to award the P65-million contract for its solid waste disposal to the operator of the private landfill in Barangay Binaliw.

Ronald Malacora, Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) chairman, said ARN Builders passed the post- qualification process that they conducted.

Malacora said they were not able to award immediately the contract due to the election ban on government procurement.

ARN Builders placed the lowest calculated bid of P647.59 per ton of garbage disposed compared to the P675 per ton bid that Jomara Konstruct Corp. placed.

The City has a budget of P70 million for the garbage disposal starting July but it saved close to P5 million after ARN Builders placed a lower bid price.

After the Inayawan Sanitary Landfill was closed, the City has been outsourcing its garbage collection.

Starting July, the City will no longer outsourced its garbage collection and the Department of Public Services (DPS) will directly throw the wastes to a private landfill.

The set up is the reason why the City will also purchase additional 21 trucks that will be used for garbage collection.

This year, DPS only allocated P201 million for the hauling of garbage that covers from January 1 to June 30 only since the City will already dispose directly its garbage to the private landfill on July. (RVC)


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