Proven good track record, a requirement for contractors to bid in road projects
by Rutchie Cabahug-Aguhob
Cagayan de Oro City (8 February) -- At least 11 contractors, majority from Mindanao, were invited by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), region 10, to participate in the procurement process for nine (9) infrastructure projects worth P1.37B.
Actually, a total of 18 contractors submitted their letters of intent (LOI) to participate in the bidding, but some of them were disqualified for failing to meet the requirement of a "proven good track record," Engr. Jerome M. Dela Rosa, Regional Director of DPWH-10, said.
The qualified contractors are: Ulticon Builders, Inc., Vicente T. Lao Construction, Ven Ray Construction, Socor Construction Corp., Monolithic Construction & Concrete Products, Inc., Allado Construction Co., Inc., Equi-Parco Construction Co., Sunwest Construction & Development Corp., UKC Builders, Inc., M. Montesclaros Enterprises, Inc., and Adfil Corp.
Dela Rosa, however, clarified that the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) is still in the process of post evaluation of the bidders following the guidelines set by the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 9184 otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act.
So far, "no award of contracts has been made yet. Thus, we consider it very irresponsible of some groups to have gone to the media and misinform the public that there were irregularities in the bidding process," he said.
According to the provisions of RA 9184, some of the bidders failed to meet the eligibility requirements for the contracts to be procured, that's why they were excluded from the procurement process.
He then called on the public to help out so that these irresponsible groups will not succeed in derailing, preventing and sabotaging the entire procurement process and award the contracts to them despite their ineligibility. (PIA 10) [top]