BAGUIO CITY – the city government will reconsider the delivery of the two compactors in this mountain resort even if it was delivered late.
This was revealed by Mayor Mauricio Domogan during the Weekly Ugnayan Presser Wednesday after the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) acted to reconsider the purchase.
It can be recalled that the city government opted not to accept the two compactors after the supplier was not able to meet the scheduled delivery date.
The late delivery prompted the cancellation of the purchase order while the trucks remained parked and untouched at the city hall grounds.
Domogan said,” despite the clear violation of the supplier on the agreed delivery date, the city government has reconsidered to accept the trucks on conditions.”
The chief executive said the supplier will have to pay Liquidated Damages amounting to more or less 2 million pesos and fast track the registration of the two compactor trucks in the name of the city government before it can be accepted.
Presently, the two trucks await registration with the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) Central office as relayed by the supplier.
Domogan said, “once the registration is complete and the penalty is paid, the second stage will be inspection and acceptance.”
The purchase of two compactor trucks is seen to ease garbage collection and minimize the use of a transfer and sorting area for solid waste.
Domogan said, “ the City Government needs the compactor trucks to complement the 17 dump trucks which is presently collecting garbage in 19 pickup stations in the city covering 128 barangays”.
“We really need this compactors to augment the present collection system which the city is implementing to make it more effective,” he said.
City General Services Officer Romeo Concio said, “ once the two compactor trucks are commissioned, it will facilitate the collection of solid waste since it will double collection capacity and service more areas as compared to open dump trucks.” /Paul Rillorta