MANILA—The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is inviting suppliers for the Voter Information Sheets (VIS) project worth over Php100 million for the May 9 national and local polls.
In three Invitations to Bid (ITBs), the Comelec–Special Bids and Awards Committees (SBACs) opened their respective public bidding proceedings with an aggregate Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) of Php108.7 million.
“Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using a non-discretionary ‘pass/fail’ criterion as specified in the Government Procurement Act,” it said
The ABC for the VIS of 30,417,790 voters in Luzon shall be Php60,835,580 while in the Visayas, the ABC for the 11,316,789 voters shall be Php22,633,578.
On the other hand, the ABC for the 12,629,265 voters in Mindanao will be Php25,258,530.
Bidding Documents for Luzon may already be purchased at the SBAC for Luzon Secretariat Office located at the Comelec–National Capital Region (NCR) Office in Intramuros, Manila until March 23.
For the Visayas, bidding documents are now available at the SBAC for Visayas Secretariat Office at the Comelec– Region 7 Office in Osmena Blvd., Cebu City, also until March 23.
Interested bidders in Mindanao also have until March 23 to purchase the bidding documents from the region’s Secretariat Office at the Comelec–Region 11 Office in Quimpo Blvd., Davao City.
Submission of bids shall be simultaneously held on March 23 at 9 a.m. at the same respective venues, where bidding documents can be purchased, with the opening of bids set an hour later.
The VIS is a document that contains the voter’s name, address, the precinct and the place where he is registered, and simplified instructions as to the casting of votes and is printed in the language or dialect understood by a majority of the voters in the region.
Republic Act No. 7904 provides that the Comelec must furnish every registered voter with the VIS at least 30 days before an election is held.