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Understanding the poll automation plan

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 18:01:00 05/28/2009

Filed Under: Technology (general), Elections

MANILA, Philippines—With less than a year before the May 10, 2010 elections, the Commission on Elections is working on a tight schedule to procure the technology to automate the 2010 polls, as it comes to the final leg of the bidding process for the P11.2 billion automation project.

As of this writing, lone qualifying bidder, which is a consortium of Smartmatic and Total Information Management (TIM), is conducting a demonstration of its machines and the different components needed to run an automated election as part of a technical evaluation required by the poll body. Read the rest of this entry »

Register and vote, Comelec urges Filipinos
By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 20:09:00 05/13/2009

Filed Under: Eleksyon 2010

MANILA, Philippines—With just five months before the deadline for voters’ registration, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) urged eligible voters both here and abroad to register for the May 2010 polls, an official said.

“The Commission is encouraging all eligible youth, first-time voters and Filipinos who have not registered and voted in previous elections to take the opportunity to register this summer in their respective municipal or city election offices so they can vote in the 2010 elections,” Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez told INQUIRER.net. Read the rest of this entry »

3 firms appeal bids for poll automation

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 18:29:00 05/08/2009

Filed Under: Eleksyon 2010, Elections, State Budget & Taxes

MANILA, Philippines –Three of seven companies who were disqualified from bidding for the P11.3-billion election automation project have filed motions for reconsideration before the Commission on Elections (Comelec), the official overseeing the bidding said.

The three companies that filed appeals were Avante International consortium, Indra Systems-Hart Intercivic consortium, and Sequoia Voting Systems-Universal Storefront Services Corp. (USSC) consortium, said Comelec Special Bids and Awards Committee (SBAC) Chairman Ferdinand Rafanan said.
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WITH FIVE BID PROPOSALS LEFT
Comelec to finish bids on May 6

2 bidders disqualified
By Anna Valmero, Kristine L. Alave
INQUIRER.net, Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 11:50:00 05/05/2009

Filed Under: Elections, Technology (general), Government Contracts

MANILA, Philippines—The Commission on Elections (Comelec) Special Bids and Awards Committee (SBAC) will finish the bidding for the poll body’s P11.2 billion automation contract no later than Wednesday, an official said.

SBAC chairman Ferdinand Rafanan said his committee would finish evaluating the pre-qualification requirements of the remaining five bidders for the contract “hopefully until midnight of Tuesday.”
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WITH FIVE BID PROPOSALS LEFT
Comelec to finish bids on May 6

2 bidders disqualified
By Anna Valmero, Kristine L. Alave
INQUIRER.net, Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 11:50:00 05/05/2009

Filed Under: Elections, Technology (general), Government Contracts

MANILA, Philippines—The Commission on Elections (Comelec) Special Bids and Awards Committee (SBAC) will finish the bidding for the poll body’s P11.2 billion automation contract no later than Wednesday, an official said.

SBAC chairman Ferdinand Rafanan said his committee would finish evaluating the pre-qualification requirements of the remaining five bidders for the contract “hopefully until midnight of Tuesday.”
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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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TO AVOID POWER BLACKOUTS IN 2010
Comelec to enter deals with power suppliers

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 15:35:00 04/28/2009

Filed Under: Elections, Electricity Production & Distribution, Energy & Resources, Energy

MANILA, Philippines—The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is looking at entering deals with the Manila Electric Co and other power suppliers to prevent power outages during the 2010 automated elections, an official said.

Comelec Commissioner Rene Sarmiento said he would elevate this concern to the poll en banc, which aims to lead to formal agreements with power suppliers to ensure continuous power supply throughout the duration of the May 2010 elections.
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