MIAA keen on resolving protest vs. bidding of Php480-M CCTV project (Philippines News Agency)

The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said that it is keen on resolving the protest against the bidding for the Php480-million closed circuit television (CCTV) system for the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

We have to resolve the protest, MIAA general manager Jose Angel Honrado told reporters in an interview after being asked about the status of the airport’s Php480-million CCTV system project.

Honrado said that while the protest remains unresolved, the installation of the CCTV system will remain on hold.

He also pointed out that the bidding on the CCTV system has failed twice after two of the winning bidders were disqualified by the MIAA Bids and Awards Committee (BAC).

MIAA declared a failure of the bidding November 2014 and another last month.

To recall, a company that participated in the bidding for the CCTV system, Annex Digital and Geutebruck Pty. Ltd. joint venture filed a protest before MIAA on July 27 claiming that that the bidding was rigged.

The company argued that the bidding requirements were repeatedly changed to disqualify those that won and favor those already disqualified.

MIAA earlier said that the terms of reference were changed following a safety advisory issued by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).

Honrado meanwhile said that there were still about 100 functional CCTV installed at the airport. (PNA)