Gov’t to pursue competitive bidding for national ID project, rejects unsolicited offer from Ayala-Aboitiz
The Philippine Statistics Authority has decided to hold competitive bidding for the proposed national identification system as it rejected the unsolicited proposal put forward by the consortium of the Ayala and Aboitiz groups.
“If we do competitive bidding, we will be able to manage our timeline of procuring the system and awarding before the year ends,? said PSA chief Lisa Grace Bersales.
Bersales said the Ayala-Aboitiz Group, which proposed to develop a centralized ID system at a cost of P15 billion, could still join the bidding.
The PSA hopes to release the bidding guidelines of the Philippine Identification System in the next two or three weeks.
“We hope to award the project by December,” Bersales said.
The Philippine System Identification Act mandates the government to create a single official identification card for Filipinos and foreign residents which will
contain information such as the PhilSys number, full name, facial image, sex, date of birth, blood type, and address, as well as biometric information.