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Monday, August 26, 2019

IPM-CDC qualifies a new as garbage hauler bidder

BACOLOD City's current garbage hauler IPM-Construction and Development Corporation (IPM-CDC) qualified again as a bidder for the P72-million environmental and sanitary services or operation and management of landfill in Barangay Felisa.

Only IPM-CDC participated in the bidding for the management and operation of the landfill at the Bids and Awards Committee secretariat office, said BAC chairman Maphilindo Polvora.

The bid amounting to P71.984 million will run for nine months, from April to December 2018, he said.

He added the IPM-CDC complied with the technical and legal requirements as well as the financial components of bidding.

The Technical Working Group (TWG) will conduct a mandatory post-qualification evaluation to scrutinize IPM-CDC's documents in Manila this week.

The three-month extension contract of IPM-CDC will end this month.

At present, the city is paying P7.5 million per month to the garbage hauler and if the contract will be awarded to them, the city will pay P7.998 million per month for the management and operation of the landfill.

Polvora said there's an increase of almost P500,000 on IPM-CDC's collection per month because during the pre-procurement the end-user, the Department of Public Services (DPS) informed them that there's an increase on the expenses for gasoline, workers, maintenance and the continued increases of taxes.

“After the post-qualification, the TWG will submit a report to BAC then to the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) for the approval of the authority to sign the contract between the City Government and the IPM-CDC,” he said.

The SP had earlier approved the request of Mayor Evelio Leonardia for authority to sign the P148.5 million contract between the city government and current garbage hauler for collection, hauling and disposal of garbage and solid waste management.

After the signing of the contract, a copy will be submitted to the SP again for its ratification.
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