CONTROVERSIAL election technology provider Smartmatic TIM Corp. has scored another victory against bitter rival Indras Sistemas S.A after the Commission on Elections (Comelec) rejected the latter’s petition seeking to disqualify the Smartmatic joint venture as winning bidder of the P7.867-billion contract for the supply of 70,977 Optical Mark Readers (OMRs) for use in the 2016 national and local polls.

The Comelec’s Special Bids and Awards Committee 1 (SBAC1) on Wednesday came up with Resolution 2015-002, denying Indra’s motion for reconsideration for lack of merit.

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