By Charissa M. Luci-Atienza
The Department of Social Welfare and Development is eyeing to purchase sanitary kits worth about P90.173 million as part of the government’s effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus-disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The DSWD said it is “inviting bidders to the emergency procurement of sanitary kits for the prevention of COVID-19.”
The invitation was posted on the agency’s Facebook page.
“If you are interested bidders, please quote your government price/s including delivery charges, VAT or other applicable taxes, and other incidental expenses for the goods listed. Failure to indicate information could be basis for non-compliance. Also, furnish us with descriptive brochures, catalogues, literatures, and/or samples, if applicable,” the DSWD said.
Set to be purchased are 200,000 pieces of disposable surgical masks worth about P2.64 million; 100,000 pieces of Zip Lock worth P420,000; 100,000 bottles of ethyl alcohol 500 ml worth P7.928 million; 100,000 rolls of tissue paper worth P1.14 million; 100,000 cans of disinfectant spray 500 ml worth P50.820 million; and 100,000 boxes of Vitamin C with Zinc worth P27.225 million.
The DSWD said the bidders must submit the following documentary requirements: Mayor’s/Business Permits and Income/Business Tax Return; and if awarded, the concerned bidder will be required to submit a duly notarized Omnibus Sworn Statement.
The DSWD earlier assured the public of prompt, continuing distribution of relief assistance to the poor communities.
The agency said it is in close coordination with the local government units (LGUs) to look for other ways to distribute food packs and hygiene kits, as well as to deliver its other programs and services.
The DSWD noted that it already distributed a total of 12,500 Family Food Packs (FFPs) in Metro Manila.