Supplier asks Comelec to reconsider scrapping of secrecy folder contract

April 9, 2010 10:35 pm 

MANILA, April 9 – The supplier of the controversial ballot secrecy folder on Friday asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to reconsider its decision to scrap the multi-million contract.

In a seven-page motion for reconsideration, Willy Young, proprietor of OTC paper supply said the poll body should reconsider its decision through Resolution No. 8814 issued on April 5, recalling the contract to supply and deliver 1,815,000 pieces worth P380.00 per folder.

“This Honorable Commission should reconsider Resolution No. 8814. It effectively terminated an existing contract of the Commission without observance of the process, both procedural and substantive, required by law,” part of the petition stated.

Likewise, the company is asking the Comelec to compensate the sum of money they used to manufacture and for delivery of the ballot.

Apart from the P34 million mandatory performance bond, which is equivalent to 5 percent of the contract, Young said they have spent a significant amount of money.

“Movant OTC Paper Supply has already invested a significant amount of capital in order to deliver the goods covered by the contract and will suffer serious financial losses if the termination thereof will be set aside by the Honorable Commission,” the motion added. (PNA)

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