The Philippine Consulate General and the Philippine Overseas Labor Office/Overseas Workers Welfare Administration separately announced that they will auction their office properties and equipment in preparation for the closure of their offices on Saipan.
In an invitation to bid issued on Sept. 11, both the Consulate and the POLO/OWWA invited interested parties to submit sealed bids for these assets on an “as is, where is” basis. Items include office furniture and fixtures, computers, and printers, and several home appliances.
The consulate's assets are open for inspection from 5pm to 6pm until Oct. 15. The Consulate's Disposal Committee Secretariat will accept sealed bids until Oct. 16.
“No late submissions shall be accepted and all sealed bids shall be immediately opened after the deadline for submission,” Consul General Medardo G. Macaraig said in the invitation.
The winning bidder will be notified on or before Oct. 25 and can take possession of the property or equipment from Nov. 1 to 15 at 3pm, except on weekends and holidays.
Meanwhile, POLO/OWWA items may be inspected until Oct. 4 from 4pm to 6pm. Sealed bids will be accepted until Oct. 4, and the winning bidder will be notified on or before Oct. 8.
Both offices reserve the right to reject any or all bids.
Macaraig said yesterday that the rest of the Saipan consulate property will be turned over to the Guam Consulate for their use. These include consular vehicles, computers, and machines for ePassport and the overseas absentee voting.
At least one interested party has already submitted a sealed bid to the Saipan consulate while several have done so at the POLO office, disclosed Macaraig and officer-in-charge Julia F. Fabian, respectively.
For more information, call the Consulate Disposal Committee Secretariat at 234-1848 or 1850 and look for property officer Liza Dean. For POLO/OWWA, call 235-3411.