Why Comelec skipped bidding in favor of Smartmatic


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Why Comelec skipped bidding in favor of Smartmatic

Before the Christmas break, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) ruled that Smartmatic-Total Information Management Corp would conduct the first stage of refurbishment of the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines for the 2016 elections. The poll body chose to deal directly with Smartmatic instead of holding a public bidding for the PCOS repairs. The company has been criticized for its performance in past elections. The poll body however cited 4 factors behind its controversial decision, saying a public bidding for PCOS maintenance would entail “unnecessary delay” in the preparations for the 2016 presidential elections.

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