Only 1 bid­der sub­mits for P47M trucks rental

The Freeman - - NEWS - — Odessa O. Leyson/ GAN

The Cebu City’s Bids and Awards Com­mit­tee will hold to­day a pub­lic bid­ding for the P47-mil­lion rental of heavy equip­ment needed in the haul­ing of the city’s garbage.

The P47 mil­lion will be charged un­der the De­part­ment of Pub­lic Ser­vices (DPS) ac­count and it is needed for the rental of 11 dump trucks and 10 com­pactor trucks in­tended to cover this month un­til De­cem­ber.

The amount was part of the DPS’s sup­ple­men­tal bud­get that was ap­proved by the city coun­cil last Au­gust 14.

As of yes­ter­day, BAC Head Ronaldo Mala­cora told The FREEMAN that only one bid­der – Geo Trans­port – has in­ti­mated its in­tent.

He said that even though Geo Trans­port is the lone bid­der for the rental con­tract, un­der the law the city gov­ern­ment is still al­lowed to pro­ceed with the bid­ding process.

How­ever, be­ing the only bid­der is not an as­sur­ance that the sup­plier will be de­clared as the win­ner, Mala­cora said.

“Dili as­sur­ance nga modaog siya, pero the fact nga siya ang ex­ist­ing, naa’y chance nga modaog siya as long as com­pli­ant sa re­quire­ments,” he said.

He said the Tech­ni­cal Work­ing Group (TWG) will still look to the three types of bid­ding doc­u­ments for the el­i­gi­bil­ity of the bid­der.

These are le­gal, tech­ni­cal and fi­nan­cial.

For the le­gal doc­u­ments, the sup­plier should be reg­is­tered with the Philip­pine Gov­ern­ment Elec­tronic Pro­cure­ment Sys­tem (PHILGEPS), has a tax clear­ance, busi­ness per­mit, Bureau of In­ter­nal Rev­enue (BIR) reg­is­tra­tion, among oth­ers.

The tech­ni­cal doc­u­ments con­tain the in­for­ma­tion that the sup­plier has en­tered a rental con­tract be­fore, while the fi­nan­cial doc­u­ments should prove that the sup­plier is fi­nan­cially ca­pa­ble.

Mala­cora said the terms of ref­er­ence is still the same with the pre­vi­ous rental con­tract wherein the heavy equip­ment shall be run­ning for the full 24 hours.

The win­ning ser­vice provider must have ex­tra trucks in or­der to re­place or re­pair the di­lap­i­dated equip­ment.

Other than that, the con­trac­tor is obliged to shoul­der the fuel con­sump­tion.

The only role the city gov­ern­ment would have is to mon­i­tor the op­er­a­tion of the ser­vice provider and to pay its ser­vice fee.

These trucks will col­lect trash in the barangays to the pri­vate trans­fer sta­tion.

It is not the first time that the city gov­ern­ment did this scheme. In Oc­to­ber 2017, the city started to rent trucks in or­der to im­prove the daily garbage col­lec­tion.

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