Friday 9th September, 2016
Accra, Sept. 9, GNA –
The Electoral Commission (EC) has announced its decision to terminate the
Election Results Management System (ERMS) tendering process due to failure of
the tenders to satisfy the evaluation.
A statement issued
in Accra by Mr Eric Kofi Dzakpasu, the Head of Communications at the
Commission, said the tenderers were not able to meet the criteria outline for
them upon careful examination of their proposal.
It said the decision
to cancel the process was clearly defined on the basis that the tenderers
failed to “meet the technical criteria and major deviations from the
The EC has,
therefore, decided to revise the scope of the project in order to properly
manage the election results in the December 7, general election.
It said the
Commission has therefore resorted to augment its internal capacity to deploy
modest results collation and transmission system for the election in place of
“This same system
has been effectively used in the four parliamentary by-elections it has
conducted since July 2015,” it added.
The statement said
the Commission has promised to fine-tune the system and demonstrate to the
political parties as well as other stakeholders before the period of the
The ERMS is supposed
to electronically collate and transmit Ghana’s December 7 general election
The ERMS procurement
process started from March 2, this year with two vendors out of three
shortlisted companies qualifying for technical demonstration and financial
evaluation of their bids but could also not pass through the process.