Bagong Henerasyon party-list Rep. Bernadette Herrera wants the National Economic Development Authority to answer serious concerns raised about the P4-billion supply contract for the Philippine Identification System or the national ID project.
She said NEDA, PhilSys Policy and Coordinating Council head, has a lot to clarify about alleged bidding irregularities, which resulted in the award of the PhilSys contract to a lone bidder, the Madras Security Printers Private Ltd.
In the Sept. 4 initial budget hearing of the House committee on appropriations, the party-list lawmaker questioned NEDA’s bids and awards committee for the PhilSys project for the adoption of an additional provision.
“Why did we change in the middle of the game the terms of reference from 100 percent cloud implementation to a hybrid approach of on-premise and cloud implementation? According to the Philippine Computer Society Foundation, it is very risky and a first of its kind,” she said. Rio N. Araja