Special Bids and Awards Committee
SBAC Resolution No. 5
Provision for National Support Center (NSC) Services for the May 13, 2013 National and Local Elections
Reference No. SBAC 008A - 2013
Date: 13 March 2013
For resolution of the Special Bids and Awards Committee (SBAC) is the Motion for Reconsideration filed on March 6, 2013 by Sterling Global Call Center, Inc., (Sterling) assailing SBAC Resolution No. 2 dated February 23, 2013, denying the Motion for Reconsideration of Sterling dated February 15, 2013 for lack of merit relative to the declaration of the JOINT VENTURE OF SMARTMATIC-TIM AND LRA PACIFIC MANAGEMENT CONSULTING, INC., as eligible to bid for the Provision for National Support Center (NSC) Services for the May 13, 2013 National and Local Elections.
In its Motion, STERLING argued that SBAC erred in ruling that SMARTMATIC-LRA complied with the requirement on the submission of SSS Clearance. The Motion provides in part :
"Xxx 1. Pursuant to the requirement of the law, LRA PACIFIC MANAGEMENT CONSULTING, INC., should have submitted an updated SSS Clearance at the time of the submission of the bid documents. While R.A. 9184 provides for the non-discretionary "pass or fail" criteria, the TWG should not assume that the bidder has complied with the SSS Law on mandatory remittance if the clearance submitted is not updated. Xxx "
STERLING'S arguments are BEREFT OF MERIT.
After careful perusal of the instant Motion for Reconsideration, SBAC finds no cogent reason to depart from its earlier pronouncement in its Resolution dated February 23, 2013, stating that SMARTMATIC-LRA PACIFIC MANAGEMENT CONSULTING, INC., complied with the requirement on the submission of the SSS Clearance. A closer look at movant's Motion for Reconsideration discloses that the arguments presented are mere rehash of the issues and arguments raised in the first Motion for Reconsideration filed by Sterling on February 15, 2013, which issues and arguments were already thoroughly reviewed, passed upon and incisively examined by the SBAC in its Resolution dated February 23, 2013. Furthermore, Sterling's Motion for Reconsideration failed to present new or substantial arguments which have not been presented in its prior submissions.
Moreover, the issues raised in herein Motion are already moot, considering that the Technical Working Group (TWG) has already subjected SMARTMATIC-LRA PACIFIC MANAGEMENT CONSULTING, INC., to post-qualification proceedings and has accordingly issued a recommendation dated February 28, 2013 to SBAC that said bidder passed and complied with all the legal, financial, and technical requirements, including, particularly the submission of the SSS Clearance, of the bid, for the Provision for National Support Center (NSC) Services for the May 13, 2013 National and Local Elections. Consequently, SBAC has issued Resolution No. 4 dated March 1, 2013 approving the February 28, 2013 recommendation of the TWG and declared the JOINT VENTURE OF SMARTMATIC-TIM AND LRA PACIFIC MANAGEMENT CONSULTING, INC., as the bidder with the Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid and recommended the award for the Contract of the said bid.
WHEREFORE, premises considered, the Motion for Reconsideration of the STERLING GLOBAL CALL CENTER, INC., is DENIED WITH FINALITY FOR LACK OF MERIT.SO ORDERED.
|(Sgd.) HELEN G. AGUILA-FLORES
(Sgd.) JUBIL S. SURMIEDA
(Sgd.) DIVINA E. BLAS-PEREZ
(Sgd.) JOHN REX C. LAUDIANGCO
(Sgd.) ERNA T. MALINAO
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