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DepEd Procurement and DOH Medicine monitoring update

December 22, 2010

On December 22, 2010, Namfrel observed the Department of Education (DepEd) bid opening of Printing from Camera ready materials and Delivery of Various Preschool Instructional Materials. The three items under the Approved Budget Contract (ABC) were discussed are:
 
A. Readiness Skills Workbook Php  21,513,200.00 ..
B. Answer sheets for RSW 4,286,800.00
C. Standards cum Curriculum  1,500,000.00  
 
 
TOTAL AMOUNT (ABC)  Php   27,300,000.00  
     
Out of the 13 bidders that have submitted their bidding documents, only five submitted their bid price namely: Book Media Press, Inc.; Rex Bookstore; Studio Graphics Corp.; Vibal Publishing House, Inc.; VJ Graphics Arts, Inc. The Vibal Publishing House, Inc. submitted the lowest bid price amounting to Php 15,221,004.92.
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The Quirino Memorial Medical in Quezon City held a bidding conference on January 7, 2011 for its medical supplies. There were 34 bidders who attended the bidding. The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) Chairman raised defficiencies over incomplete bid documents with the absence of Bid Bulletin No. 2 attachments during the evaluation of eligibility. Of the 34 bidders four bidders were deemed ineligible. However, ineligible bidders claimed that they were not informed by the BAC Secretariat prior to the Opening of Bids and they will file a Motion for Reconsideration. BAC retorted that said bulletin was posted on December 28, 2010 conspicuously in the premises and in the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS). The BAC added that they will investigate whether the BAC Secretariat has been liable for not disseminating such information.
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The DepEd had a two bid conference, a Bid Opening and a Pre- Bid, on January 11, 2011. The Bid Opening was for the “Delivery (Freight and Handling) of Various Instructional Materials (IMs) Developed by the Bureau of Elementary Education (BEE) and the Bureau of Alternative Learning System (BALS), Re- bid” with a total ABC worth Php1,355,558.27. From the six bidders who
purchased the Bid Documents for this project, five bidders submitted their bids namely: F2 Logistics Phils. Inc., Front Cargo, LIBCAP Marketing, AVC Logistics and R.E.D. Cargo.
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  Front Cargo, LIBCAP Marketing and R.E.D. Cargo were able to pass and complete the Eligibility and Technical Documents. The Lowest Bid went to R.E.D. Cargo Forwarders with the total amount of Php 996,000.00.
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The DepEd also conducted the Pre- bid for the “Delivery and Retrieval of National Achievement Test (NAT) for Grade 6 Test Materials, Re- bid”. The project’s ABC is Php 2,890,000.00. There were three prospective bidders who purchased the Bid Documents namely: F2 logistics Phils. Inc., Front Cargo Forwarders, Inc. and EXL Worldwide Express.
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The F2 Logistics inquired if the Security Requirement for the Test materials, Inspection and liquidated damages are still applicable since the materials are a re- bid. The DepEd BAC replied that there are no changes on the Technical Specifications on the Bid Documents issued. The Opening of Bid was scheduled for January 25, 2011.
   
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