Aug three, 2017 @ 18:53

Former Vice President Jejomar Binay Sr. and his son, former Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr. confronted indictment over the alleged anomalous construction of the P1.three billion Makati Science High school constructing.

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales on Thursday (August three) has two separate resolutions which discovered possible trigger to indict the Binays.

In a decision, Morales ordered filed earlier than the Sandiganbayan charges in opposition to the elder Binay for 4 counts graft and three counts of falsification of public paperwork.

While, the youthful Binay will likely be charged with 4 counts of graft and three counts of falsification.

Morales cited the on September 2007 the elder Binay entered right into a P17.37 million contract with Architectural & Engineering (A & E) for consultancy and with Infiniti Architectural Works for the design of the Makati Science Building.

However, a number of irregularities had been discovered within the procurement of the A&E consultancy companies such because the unjustified resort to negotiated procurement as a substitute of aggressive bidding; non-compliance with the required posting of the invitation to bid; a number of misrepresentations relating to the alleged bid negotiations, submission and opening of bids; and the shortage of interval the contractor should full its companies.

After the design part of the mission, respondents allegedly rigged the procurement processes for the construction of the Makati Science Building which was divided into six phases from 2008 to 2013 with all awarded to Hilmarc’s Construction Corporation for a complete internet value of P1.33 billion.

The Ombudsman defined this was made attainable after the respondents conspired with others within the falsification of bidding paperwork, suppression of data to potential bidders, and undue haste within the award of the contracts.

Morales mentioned “Hilmarc’s was placed on higher footing than any potential bidders who, by lack of publication of the [invitation] in newspapers of general circulation and by the limited time of posting in the PhilGEPS, City’s website or conspicuous places, were deprived of sufficient chance to participate in the biddings.”

“In fact, no other bidder participated in the public biddings for phases 2, 4, 5 and 6,” she identified.

Noting the totally flawed procurement course of adopted by respondents, Morales cited, when the bidding for part 1 started in December 2007, “no architectural design and engineering plans were provided to prospective bidders to apprise them of the details of the construction to be made so that they could submit their bids.”

“The records are also bereft of a showing that there were completed architectural design and engineering plans before the publication of the invitation for phase 2. This logically shows that the public biddings were nothing but a sham,” she careworn.

Source: politics.com.ph