Dynamic Builders again submitted the lowest bid Monday for the expansion of the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City from a 100-bed to 250-bed hospital, Provincial Budget Officer Percival Salado Jr. said yesterday.
In February, Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., after finding a serious flaw in the bidding process for the provincial hospital expansion, and in order to erase any doubt on the credibility of the bidding procedure, ordered the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) to re-bid the project.
The first bidding held on Dec. 28, 2010 had three bidders participating, with Dynamic Builders submitting the lowest bid.
When the BAC Secretariat tried to post the Notice of Award three days after in the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System website as required, it failed because the invitation to bid posted earlier could no longer be retrieved, the BAC told the governor.
As a result, the BAC recommended the nullification of the bidding for the provincial hospital expansion project on December 28, and withdrawal of the notice of award to Dynamic Builders issued January 11, the governor said.
Salado said seven contractors joined the rebidding on Monday.
Three bid envelops were returned for failing to meet the initial requirements, he said.
So only four entered their bids, but when the eligibility requirements were checked two more were disqualified because one did not have a bidders’ bond and the other had unsigned documents and failed to submit a company ID, he added.
Of the two remaining bidders, Dynamic Builders entered the lower bid at P102,058,021.71, while Jaime B. Ching’s bid was P102,143,902.41, Salado said.
Salado said Dynamics Builder’s bid will have to undergo a post qualification review and, if qualified, the award will be posted on the PhilGEPS website.
The target is to start the expansion work before the end of March, he said, adding that the construction will last a year.*CPG