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All set for 2010 poll automation

All set for 2010 poll automation

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 18:41:00 06/09/2009

Filed Under: Technology (general), Elections

MANILA, Philippines – After a month-long bidding, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has awarded the poll automation contract to its lone qualifying bidder, ensuring that that the 2010 elections will be computerized.

“After due deliberation, the Comelec resolves to approve report of Special Bids and Awards Committee confirming Total Information Management-Smartmatic as bidder with lowest calculated bid and award contract to them for the automation of elections on May 10, 2010,” Comelec chairman Jose Melo announced, quoting an en banc resolution. Read the rest of this entry »

Comelec to award automation deal next week

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By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 15:18:00 06/04/2009

Filed Under: Technology (general), Elections, Politics

MANILA, Philippines–The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will likely award the P11.3 billion poll automation contract next week after it received the bid committee recommendation Wednesday, an official said Thursday.

“We will act on the recommendation from SBAC (Special Bids and Awards Committee) and have the decision on the awarding of the automation contract by Tuesday or Wednesday,” Comelec Chairman Jose Melo told INQUIRER.net in a phone interview. Read the rest of this entry »

Comelec all set for May 4 automation bid

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 17:57:00 05/01/2009

Filed Under: Elections, Eleksyon 2010, Technology (general)

MANILA, Philippines – It’s all systems go for the public bidding on the P11.2 billion automation contract for the 2010 polls on Monday, an official of the Commission on Elections said Friday.

“The opening of bids on Monday [May 4] is a very crucial step in automating the elections because it is a make or break for us to automate the 2010 elections. The bidding must be done right the first time so we held two mock biddings, on April 8 and April 30,” said Ferdinand Rafanan, chairman of the Comelec’s special bids and awards committee (SBAC).
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Group to meet on detainees’ right to vote

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 16:48:00 04/09/2009

Filed Under: Eleksyon 2010, Elections, Inquirer Politics

MANILA, Philippines—A technical working group (TWG) formed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is set to meet Tuesday (April 14) to discuss and resolve the lack of legal and administrative mechanisms to allow detainees to register and vote, an official said.

Comelec commissioner and head of the TWG Rene Sarmiento said detainees, or individuals detained without being sentenced, are still presumed innocent of their accusations and retain their right of suffrage but fail to exercise this right due to “legal and administrative” limitations.

According to statistics of the Bureau of Jail and Management and Penology (BJMP), detainees comprise about 95 percent of the total jail population.
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IT GROUP TO COMELEC
‘Why pay P11.2B for poll automation?’

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 17:15:00 04/09/2009

Filed Under: Elections, Technology (general)

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MANILA, Philippines—A group composed mostly of information and communications technology (ICT) professionals challenged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to explain to the public why it has to spend P11.2 billion in automating the 2010 elections when it can implement an open election system (OES).

“The Comelec must explain to the public why they have to pay P7.3 billion more for an inferior system using precinct count optical scan (PCOS) when they could adopt OES which is more transparent and costs only P4 billion?” asked TransparentElections.org head Gus Lagman.
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Comelec group answers queries on bid

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 16:59:00 04/09/2009

Filed Under: Elections, Technology (general)

MANILA, Philippines—The Commission on Elections (Comelec) Special Bids and Awards Committee (SBAC) has answered in a bid bulletin queries on the bid documents for the automation project, an official said.

SBAC chairman Ferdinand Rafanan said the committee deliberated on the queries posed by prospective bidders on the terms of reference and request for proposal (TOR/RFP) for 2010 poll automation project and issued answers in a bid bulletin, which becomes part of the bid documents.
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Comelec explains eligibility term

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 11:47:00 04/08/2009

Filed Under: Elections, Technology (general)

MANILA, Philippines—The Commission on Elections (Comelec) Special Bids and Awards Committee (SBAC) has clarified the eligibility term regarding previous contract requirements of bidders for the poll automation project, an official said.

For vendors to join the public bidding on April 27, they should either have a single largest contract worth P5,611,809,200 or three similar contracts with an aggregate amount equal to P5.6 billion entered into during the last three years specifically, on or after March 14, 2006, SBAC chairman Ferdinand Rafanan said.
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