MAFAR HOLDS MASS CONTRACT SIGNING WITH WINNING BIDDERS
Thirteen winning bidders of the MAFAR 2019 banner programs will sign contracts with the ministry tomorrow, November 21, 2019 at the ministry’s covered court, BARMM Compound, Cotabato City.
The mass signing shall be done to facilitate the procurement of agricultural and fisheries production inputs and equipment for the Bangsamoro Region under the rice, corn, HVCDP, and livestock banner programs.
The total bid amount of Php116,318,478 or 83% of the total allotted budget of Php139,309,690 for BARMM was downloaded by the Department of Agriculture National Office to MAFAR as its 2019 funds under the stewardship of Secretary Dr William D. Dar geared towards attaining “Masaganang Ani at Mataas na Kita” (Prosperous Harvest and High Income).
From the total funds, P102.7 Million is allocated for rice program and Php83.7 Million was bid out, Php16.5 Million for corn program with bid amount of Php14.3 Million, Php17.9 Million was allotted for HVCDP with bid out amount of Php16.4 Million, Php1,057,000 for livestock program of which Php1,042,000 was bid out, and Php1,070,000 for organic agriculture with bid amount of Php828,000.
The winning bidders or suppliers include PRC Marketing, Upian Agri Producers’ Cooperative, Suki Trading Corporation, Ford Tractor Philippines, Super Trade Machinery Global, DRREF Agri Product Marketing, Seed to Rice Producer Cooperative, Farm Tech Agri Land Corporation, Popoys, EFB Bio Farm Supply, Paman Plant Nursery, ar East Hybrid Cooperative, and ATL Marketing.
Another round of bidding activity shall be conducted on November 25, 2019 for Rice Program for the procurement of Multipass Rice Mill with a total budget of Php4,000,000. Meanwhile, the next round of bidding for Livestock Program is scheduled on December 4, 2019 with a total budget of Php2,300,000.
The mass signing shall be graced by no less than MAFAR Minister Mohammad S. Yacob and the members of Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) headed by Dr Daud K. Lagasi.
In cooperation with BAC Secretariat Head Gladys Jiajorrah Solano, a press conference has also been arranged by the Regional Agriculture and Fisheries Information Division (RAFID) and shall be held during the mass signing.