13 bidders express interest to provide indelible ink, other supplies for May 13 polls
The prospective bidders are:
-Vibal Publishing House Inc.
-Noah’s Paper Mills, Inc.
-AGP Trading, Inc.
-TROJAN Marketing, Inc.
-ASA Color & Chemical Industries, Inc.
-TOPBEST Printing Corporation
-TEXAS Resources Corporation
-NEUTRON Construction & Mktg. Corp.
-Ernest Printing Corporation
-Book Media Press, Inc.
-LEXTON Commercial Mktg. Corp.
-BIAN-JOHN Office Supplies & Gen. Merchandise.
Comelec earlier declared that Noah’s submitted the lowest calculated bid for the supply and delivery of ballot boxes for the May 13 polls. Noah's is now in the final stages of the bidding process.
Printwell, on the other hand, was awarded the contract for the printing and delivery of ballot secrecy folders for the May 2010 polls.
Meanwhile, ASA was accused of overpricing the indelible ink it supplied for the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao voters registration last July.
Texas won the bidding to supply the 720,000 bottles of indelible ink for the May 2010 elections, while Neutron supplied 228,000 padlocks for the safekeeping of 77 ballot boxes for the May 2010 polls.
Ernest has been tapped by the Comelec to print Election, Returns for Testing and Sealing, Envelope, for Minutes of Testing and Sealing; Voting and Counting (Minutes), Election Watchers ID in Polling Place, Comelec Pass, Comelec Cargo Sticker for the May 2010 polls.
Ernest was also the company that printed election returns for the 2001 polls. — Amita Legaspi/RSJ/DVM, GMA News