THE Tukobetsu Enterprise, who won the bidding out of the four bulldozer suppliers, delivered Monday the bulldozer for the use of the Bacolod City’s Risk Reduction Management Office.

The Bacolod City Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) has declared Tukobetsu Enterprise as the lowest complying bidder out of the four other bidders that joined the bidding for the purchase of a crawler/bulldozer for the use of the Bacolod City Risk Reduction Management Office.

Jerome Solinap, chairman of the Bacolod City Bids and Awards Committee, said the bulldozer was delivered Monday by the personnel of Tukobetsu Enterprises, although he has not yet received it.

The purchase order was dated December 27, 2013, the day they awarded the project to the bidder.

Other bidders were Con Equip and TKC Heavy Industrial Corp. from Cebu, and Paccar Merchandising from Manila.

During the opening of bids last November, Con Equip presented a bid offer of P10.3 million; Tukobetsu Enterprise, P15.9 million; and Paccar Merchandising, P12.495 million.

TKC Heavy Industrial Corp. failed to meet the requirements under the pass/fail criteria, because it did not state the amount of contracts it had entered or it had been awarded to them which should be at least 50 percent of the Approved Budget of the Contract amounting to P22 million.

The ABC will be sourced from the budget of the City Engineer’s Office and City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office.

Solinap said both TKC Heavy Industrial Corp. and Con Equip were also disqualified under the pass/fail criteria.

TKC failed to submit a list of narration of projects while the business permit of Con Equip was expired, he said.

Solinap said Paccar Merchandising was also disqualified due to technical disqualification because the equipment it was supposed to deliver was modified.

He said the bid price offered by Tukobetsu Enterprises was P15.999 million, but the amount was reduced to P12.495 million, which was the price offered by Paccar Merchandising.

With the purchase of the bulldozer for the dumpsite, the city will be able to save about P12,000 a day or P360,000 a month in rental fee, Solinap added. (CNC)