By Mortz C. Ortigoza
A former mayor and an official of a congressman said that all government projects being bidded at many districts of the Department of Public Works & Highway are fixed.
The officials, who speak on condition of anonymity, cited that those projects have been given to the favored contractors of the solon at the district in Pangasinan where the projects are intended.
“Ako ang tirador ni congressman noon. May pre-qualification bid iyan ayon sa R.A 9184. Mahabang proceso. May pass –fail criteria pa iyon documents mo. My post – qualification pa. It’s sad to say all bidding in public works lahat fixed iyon,” the aide of a solon stressed to this writer.
Republic Act 9184 is Modernization, Standardization and Regulation of the Procurement Activities of the Government.
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“Takot ang D.E ng DPWH sa congressman,” he said.
D.E is District Engineer or the top honcho of the DPWH in a selected number of local government units that include a city and towns or purely towns only.