Although the court held that there was no conspiracy between JDLC
and the PEA in the bidding, award or the execution of the contract, Legaspi was, nevertheless, included because the Sandiganbayan said "(t)he bottom line is that accused Legaspi continued working on the project even without the assurance that he will be paid.
Four companies, including JDLC, later submitted their proposals and were declared eligible to take part in the process.
Tokwing Construction Corp (TCC) had the lowest bid, followed by JDLC.
Since JDLC is the second-lowest bidder, it was asked to submit additional documents for Cobac evaluation on Aug.
11, 2013, recommending to Ona that JDLC be declared the winner in the tender.
JDLC told the court that the Government Procurement Reform Act (Republic Act No.