Rob Man in Silay Falls, Gun Replica Seized Very Low Bid Price for Infra Projects of Gov’t Disadvantageous
Several contractors with more than acceptable records of workmanship when it comes to building of infrastructure projects have expressed disgust and dismay that the highway leading into the Campuestohan Highland Resort, a hotel and restaurant including amenities for tourists and visitors alike whether foreign or local are still to be constructed to standard level so this can serve the purpose for which it is being built.
The contractors who have exemplary track records of highly-excellent workman-ships, and who have equipment to ensure it would be constructed excellently, expressed serious doubts about the winning bidder, contractor Gemma Lopez who dropped her bid for the P240-M highway and roadway project leading to the Camp-uestohan Resort because in gaining the nod of the DPWH Bids & Awards Committee (BAC), hers was so low after she decided to remove P34-M from the original bid price.
The complaining contractors said, that practical wisdom would show that in the past when one "dives" so low in an attempt to win the bid, the final finished product, the highway or roadway would in the end be substandard and which is not worth and won’t even bring ample savings for the government, they pointed out.
Lopez’ very low bid price allowed her to bag the P240-M Campuestohan Highland Resort infrastructure project, but the finished product in the end will be less than desirable or up to standards, the complaining contractors said.
And the winning bidder Lopez would scrimp and save on the project in order to be able to eke out some profits on the project, they said. The contractors pointed to the highway and the roadway going to Sta. Fe Resort in Brgy. Granada which was never finished on time and which had many defects.
The highway to the highland resort will start from the Burgos St. area to the entrance of the Campuestohan Highland Resort which is 400 meters away, Mrs. Elsa Leonardia better-half of Congressman Evelio Leonardia who represented her husband, declared.
Lopez in her bid for the project borrowed the construction license of Wear, a construction company based in Luzon.
Aside from the very low bid price, the contractor, in this case, Gemma Lopez would have to pay a five percent royalty fee, which would once more deduct amounts from the total budget of P240-M from the infrastructure project, they said.*