This has reference to the comments of Mr. Erwin Tulfo on the bidding of a road widening project in Region 12 entitled “Blacklisted contractor awarded with P134-M project” which was published in his column “Deadshot” (The Manila Times, January 29, 2016) with the allegations of awarding the project to a “blacklisted contractor,” among others.
To date, based on the DPWH-Procurement Service’s Civil Works Registry (DPWH central repository of contractors’ information), Saranggani Rock Mixer is not in the list of blacklisted contractors.
As per information from Regional Director Reynaldo Tamayo of DPWH-XII, the opening bids on January 20, 2016 was witnessed by the contractors’ representatives (Uy Condev Corporation, Saranggani Rock Mixer, Vicente T. Lao Construction and AJYSC marketing) however, not one among them has registered a complaint as to any tampering of envelopes containing bid documents.
We hope to enlighten the reading public on this matter through publication of this letter in your newspaper.
Very truly yours,
Department of Public Works and Highways