News  |  Published: Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), through its Special Bids and Awards Committee I (SBAC I), held its PRE-BID Conference for the Five Years Lease of the Nationwide Online Lottery System (NOLS) on the 20th of June, 2017 at the ISO Room, PCSO Head Office, Conservatory Building, Shaw Blvd, Mandaluyong City.

The PCSO aims to procure a better, if not the best, lottery system for the efficient and effective conduct of its current and future online lottery games. Ultimately, the agency also aims to minimize costs for maintaining a leased lottery system under terms most advantageous to the Government.

For the first time, the public was able to witness a PRE-BID Conference of the charitable agency live via the PTV4 Official Facebook Page. This was an initiative of the PCSO management to preserve the transparency and integrity of its bidding process, which is aligned with the Duterte’s administration vision of a corrupt-free government.

Thirteen (13) prospective bidders participated in the said conference which served as a venue to clarify their questions about the eligibility requirements, technical specifications and other bidding concerns on the PCSO NOLS and its operations. Representatives from the Office of the Ombudsman, Kapisanan ng mga Manggagawa sa GOCCs at GFIs (KAMAGGFI) and National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL) also attended the conference as observers.

The opening of bids for the Five Years Lease of the NOLS is scheduled on July 24, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. (by Jennifer Barillo/photo by Roselle dela Umbria)