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Bacolod conducts pre-bidding for
education, training center


The Bids and Awards Committee conducted a pre-bid conference yesterday for the construction of a 3-storey Education and Training Center School building on the property owned by the city at the Reclamation Area in Barangay 16.

BAC chairman Goldwyn Nifras yesterday said that, of the four prospective bidders, only Wilkinson Construction was able to buy bid documents.

Nifras said the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) is about P24 million.

Bacolod City will put up the Education and Training Center School on its 2-hectare property at the Reclamation Area under the 50/50 scheme of the Department Education.

Education Secretary Armin Luistro and Mayor Evelio Leonardia signed a memorandum of agreement at the DepEd main office on February 9, 2012 for a 50/50 partnership on the project.

Under this partnership, the DepEd and Bacolod City will share 50/50 in the cost of its construction.

The new ETCS-IV is intended to increase the capacity of ETCS to accept more students.

Meanwhile, Nifras said they have already submitted their recommendation to the mayor to award the school supplies project to Sunrise Marketing which was determined to have the lowest financial bid.

The ABC of the project is P11.8 million, he said.

Sunrise Marketing presented a bid offer of P11.7 million during the pre-bid conference, while the bid of the other bidder, Hardy Marketing, was not known. Since it was disqualified based on the eligibility requirement, so the BAC did not open its bid, Nifras said.

BAC Secretariat Melvin Ricabar said Grades 1 to 4 students will avail of school bags and school supplies consisting of a ruler, notebooks, pencil, ballpen and eraser, while Grades 5 to 6 students will receive T-shirts.

There are about 41,963 public elementary students who will receive school bags and school supplies and 18,271 who will receive T-shirts.*CGS

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