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Comelec to award automation deal next week

Constituent Assembly will not mean No-el
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 »

Poll exec denies P2M bribe in automation bid

Critics told, get ready for libel suits
By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 19:59:00 05/29/2009

Filed Under: Computing & Information Technology, Eleksyon 2010, Graft & Corruption

MANILA, Philippines—An official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) denied allegations that the bids committee for the P11.2 billion automation deal was bribed by the lone qualifying bidder.

“I deny that categorically,” Special Bids and Awards Committee (SBAC) chairman Ferdinand Rafanan said on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Comelec continues tests on poll machine

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 17:43:00 05/29/2009

Filed Under: Technology (general), Elections

MANILA, Philippines—The Commission on Elections (Comelec) continued its technical evaluation on the poll machines of lone qualifying bidder Smartmatic-Total Information Management Friday.

Officials said the bidder has so far passed 24 out of 26 technical criteria, including the critical accuracy rating of 99.9995 percent required in reading ballot marks, Special Bids and Awards Committee (SBAC) chairman Ferdinand Rafanan said. Read the rest of this entry »

Smoke comes out of a poll machine

But poll exec satisfied with demo
By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 17:16:00 05/28/2009

Filed Under: Technology (general), Elections

MANILA, Philippines–The demonstration and technical evaluation of poll machines at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) momentarily stopped after a test machine “supposedly caught fire.”

The Special Bids and Awards Committee Technical Working Group was evaluating the precinct count optical scan poll machines of lone qualifying bidder Smartmatic and Total Information Management on Thursday as part of the bid evaluation for the P11.2 billion automation deal. Read the rest of this entry »

COMELEC
‘Single complying calculated’ poll bid known

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 16:25:00 05/26/2009

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

MANILA, Philippines—(UPDATE)The Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced Tuesday afternoon that the consortium of Smartmatic and Total Information Management (TIM) was the “single complying calculated bid.”

While it has not fully declared that the group has won the bid, the Comelec Special Bids and Awards Committee said that the poll body would now start post-qualification proceedings, which was a closer step to bagging the P11.2-billion automation contract. Read the rest of this entry »

COMELEC BID BODY SAYS
Smartmatic has lowest automated polls bid

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 18:35:00 05/18/2009

Filed Under: Eleksyon 2010, Elections, Computing & Information Technology, Technology (general)

MANILA, Philippines—(UPDATE) The Commission on Elections said on Monday that Smartmatic/Total Information Management consortium is the lone qualifier for the final leg of bidding for the P11.2 billion automation contract.

Smartmatic and local partner TIM, which pegged its financial bid for the automation contract at P7,191,484,739.48 or about P4 billion below than the total contract amount, is the only qualifier for the last leg of the automation bidding. Read the rest of this entry »


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