The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said no law was violated in the awarding of transport service contract to F2 Logistics for the May 2022 national and local elections.
During House Committee on Suffrage and Electoral Reforms hearing on Friday (Aug. 27), Cavite Fourth District Rep. Elpidio Barzaga Jr. asked Comelec if there was a law violated when the Comelec awarded the P1.61-billion contract for transport and warehousing of election supplies to a company that reportedly has a link to businessman Dennis Uy.
Uy was a campaign contributor to President Rodrigo Duterte’s 2016 presidential campaign.
“This was thoroughly discussed during the last en banc meeting just last Wednesday and there is no such violation,” Comelec Commissioner Marlon Casquejo told the Lower House.
Casquejo also said that the commission also went over the rules of its Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) with regard to the possible disqualification of a prospective bidder.
“It is the opinion of the law department and the en banc agrees with it unanimously that there were no violations in the procurement process of the delivery of the AES (assumed election system) components,” Casquejo said.
Comelec awarded the P1.61-billion transport services contract to F2 Logistics on Aug. 25.