In a statement, the MIAA said it would enter into a negotiated procurement following two failed biddings, as allowed under the government procurement law.
MIAA officials attributed the failed bids to the inability of participating bidders to meet technical requirements for the project.
Under Republic Act 9184, the Procurement Law, a negotiated mode of procurement may take place after two failed biddings.
The three bidders who participated in the latest bidding will be invited to the negotiation.
“In all instances, the Procuring Entity shall ensure that the most advantageous price for the government is obtained,” read the law.
The cost for this project is pegged at P486 million.
MIAA has made it clear that the technical specifications of the project will remain the same, including the installation of 719 cameras.
Bidding for the project began in February 2014 but was canceled following an advisory from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines that CCTVs should not be wireless as they might interfere with navigational equipment.
Succeeding biddings in August 2014 and February this year were declared failures as bidders were unable to meet certain requirements.
It has no existing project bundling X-ray machines and CCTVs for the airport with any contractor, MIAA said.
Reports came out yesterday that MIAA has awarded a contract to a certain winning bidder for X-ray machines and CCTVs.
The 382 CCTVs installed at the Ninoy Aquino Iinternational Airport have been fully paid for following their procurement during past administrations, MIAA said.
It is currently in the process of procuring another set of CCTVs for terminals 1, 2 and 4; the airport perimeter; and roads leading to these terminals.
Source: Nov 14 Philstar