The implementation of the modified enhanced community quarantine in the National Capital Region has forced the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to postpone the submission and opening of bids for the supply of the Consolidation and Canvassing System (CCS) laptops as well as the servers for use in the May 2022 national and local polls.
"This Notice is being issued to notify the public and all interested parties that to due implementation of MECQ in the NCR from April 12 to 30, 2021 pursuant to Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases Resolution No. 109-A dated April 10, 2021, the Submission and Opening of Bids for the above-mentioned project (supply of the CCS laptops) scheduled on April 16, 2021 is hereby postponed until further notice," read the Notice of Postponement dated April 12.
"The Comelec Special Bids and Awards Committee for Automated Elections System recognizes the current threat of COVID-19 and is committed in ensuring the safety of its members and all concerned parties during this period," it further read.
The supply and delivery of CCS laptops is a P116.16-million procurement project of the Commission.
In another Notice, the Comelec-SBAC also announced the postponement of the Submission and Opening of Bids for the supply and delivery of Servers.
The supply and delivery of Servers is a P8.3-million procurement project for the May 2022 polls.