The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PHilMech) pre-bids locally manufactured machines to answer bidders’ questions particularly the technical, financial, and eligibility requirements of said machines. The pre-bidding conference was held on July 21, 2020 at the PHilMech headquarters, Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija.

The machines’ technical specifications were discussed by Engr. Reynaldo P. Gregorio while the regulations and eligibility requirements were discussed by Ms. Rich Ann Morota, Bid and Award Committee (BAC) Secretariat.

The pre-bidded machines include the Float Assisted Walking Type Agriculture Tractor with an Approved Budget Contract (ABC) of Php 94,581,000 and the Mobile Rice Mill with an Approved Budget Contract (ABC) of Php 80,800,000.

During the forum, bidders raised their concerns, clarifications and suggestions about the technical specifications and eligibility requirements of the machines. The PHilMech BAC committee answered and noted their comments and suggestions .

Engr. Raul R. Paz, BAC Chairperson, reminded the bidders that they need to decipher and understand the bidding documents and be kept updated on the bid bulletin He also acknowledged the efforts of everyone who participated in the bidding conference.

Article by Mark Dheniel A. Gutierrez