April 13, 2024

The Commission on Elections on Dec. 14 found the lone bidder in the Full Automation System with Transparency Audit/Count (Fastrac) project to be ineligible, resulting in a failure of bidding for the measure.

In Resolution 1, the Comelec-Special Bids and Awards Committee (SBAC) declared the joint venture of Miru Systems Co. Ltd., Integrated Computer Systems, St. Timothy Construction Corporation, and Centerpoint Solutions Technologies, Inc. (MIRU-ICS-STCC-CPSTI) as ineligible after it failed to comply with the requirements stipulated in the revised implementing rules and regulations of Republic Act 9184 or the Government Procurement Reform Act.

“Considering that the lone bidder is declared ineligible, this SBAC hereby resolves to declare first failure of competitive bidding for the above-mentioned project,” the resolution added.

The SBAC cited the lack of English translation of supporting documents, which is in a foreign language, in the Statement of Single Largest Completed Contract, as cause for MIRU’s ineligibility.

It also cited the incomplete undertaking to enter into a joint venture as the submitted “Undertaking to Enter into Joint Venture Agreement” specified “jointly” only, instead of “jointly and severally liability”. At the same time, the SBAC noted that a mandatory review of the bidding documents of the P18.8 billion project will be undertaken. PNA