Haulers ask bids committee to reconsider ruling

By: Jose Santino S. Bunachita November 22,2015 - 11:06 PM
Cebu City Councilor Margot Osmena talks with Edwin V. Ortiz (left) of EVO Ventures, Inc. Group of Companies and Ma. Emma A. Ramas of Bio Nutrient Waste Management, Inc, after the council session that tackled the city's garbage problem. (CDN PHOTO/JUNJIE MENDOZA)

Cebu City Councilor Margot Osmena talks with Edwin V. Ortiz (left) of EVO Ventures, Inc. Group of Companies and Ma. Emma A. Ramas of Bio Nutrient Waste Management, Inc, after the council session that tackled the city’s garbage problem. (CDN PHOTO/JUNJIE MENDOZA)

TWO private haulers have challenged each other’s capabilities in an effort to snag the P47-million contract for the disposal of Cebu City’s garbage.

Aljory Waste Management Solutions and JJ & J Construction and General Supplies submitted a motion for reconsideration at the city’s Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) for goods and services after they were disqualified for having no waste transfer station and no final disposal facility.

In their October 17 motion, a copy of which was obtained by Cebu Daily News, the firms’ representative Manuel Eufracio Zosa III, said BAC’s disqualification has no factual and legal basis.

“I would like to assure the BAC that in the event that the project will be awarded to my clients, they will be able to perform the contract just as they had always done in the past,” Zosa said in his letter to BAC chairperson Dr. Ester Concha.

Prior to the pending P47-million contract, Aljory and JJ&J had contracts with City Hall for hauling of the city’s garbage.

They served the south district barangays which faced a garbage problem when the city decided to close the Inayawan Landfill last January.

At that time, Aljory’s had an operations manager named Ryan Go.

A source who requested anonymity said Go decided to leave Aljory and put up his own firm to challenge Aljory in the bidding for the garbage disposal.

“I can pierce that there is an attempt by the BAC to post-disqualify my client and award the contract to Mr. Ryan Go and his fly-by-night corporation Alry Waste Management Solutions, an entity which was created a few days before the bidding of this project,” Zosa said in their motion for reconsideration.

“If the BAC will conduct inspection of Mr. Go’s company, it will find that it has NO office, business registration, employees and no single equipment to support the business of hauling of garbage,” he added.

The source said Go, being Aljory’s previous operations manager, tried to discredit their firm by discreetly terminating Aljory’s contract with RMI Inc., owner of the Waste Transfer Station in Inayawan.

Garbage trucks from the south district barangays dump their garbage at the waste transfer station before they are transported to the private landfill facility in Consolacion town.

Go also terminated Aljory’s previous contract with Asian Energy Systems Corp., owner of the private landfill in Consolacion where the city dumps its wastes. After terminating their contracts, Go, now with Alry, entered into new contracts with both RMI Inc. and Asian Energy Systems Corp.

Before BAC issued the “undated” notice of post-disqualification for Aljory which they received last October 16, Go wrote a letter to the BAC informing them that Aljory’s contracts with the transfer station and the landfill were terminated.

Although Aljory and JJ & J submitted their motion for reconsideration last October 17, the BAC has yet to decide on it.

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