Comelec: Only the best expected of 2025 polls provider

By Ferdinand Patinio

April 9, 2024, 4:58 pm

<p>Comelec chairperson George Erwin Garcia <em>(File photo)</em></p>

Comelec chairperson George Erwin Garcia (File photo)

MANILA – The primary service providers for the May 2025 midterm elections are expected to perform their best and not be lured by any attempt to taint the polls.

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) awarded the Full Automation System with Transparency Audit/Count (FASTrAC) and the Secure Electronic Transmission Services (SETS) projects worth PHP17 billion and PHP1.6 billion, respectively, to Miru Co. Ltd. and joint venture iOne Resources Inc.-Ardent Networks (iOne-Ardent).

Comelec chairperson George Erwin Garcia, said Tuesday that the notice of award would be signed on Thursday.

“Sana mapadali katulad nung sa Miru na wala na silang objections kahit period, kahit comma (Hopefully, just like in the case of Miru, there would be no objections, even a period or comma),” Garcia said in an online briefing.

Garcia said they expect that once the contract is finalized, the service firms would provide quality services so they can join future biddings even in other government agencies.

Meanwhile, the Comelec is also holding pre-bid conferences for the supply and delivery of indelible stain ink for 2025.

The procurement project has an approved budget of PHP89.9 million for 438,248 bottles of ink.

Prospective bids can be submitted on or before April 24. (PNA)