The Energy Department said only one group out of the five interested bidders has passed the bidding requirements for the contract to supply 3,000 electric tricyles funded by the Asian Development Bank.
Uzushio Electric Co. Ltd. of Japan and its local partner Bemac Electric Transportation Philippines Inc. met the requirements of the agency for the e-Trike deal.
Energy Undersecretary Donato Marcos told reporters said four other bidders had submitted “non-responsive bids, meaning the documents required of them were lacking.”
The other bidders were Teco Electric & Machinery Co. Ltd. of Taiwan, Mulan Electric Vehicle Co. Ltd. of China, local company Camec JCB Corp. and Invenic Inc. and Jiang Siu Hansen of China.
Uzushio and Bemac submitted a fbid of P364.17 million, or the amount that government will pay for the delivery of the e-trikes. Marcos said Uzushio and Bemac’s bid still needed clearance from the ADB prior to award. “The post evaluation of the bid will start next week. It will be up to end of this month. The ADB will still have to clear this,” Marcos said.