The Philippines electoral commission has allocated 10 million Philippine pesos ($200,380) for the purchase of biometric voter registration machines for upcoming electionsThe Commission on Elections has posted an invitation to bid on its website, and the bids and awards committee (BAC) has confirmed the allocation is meant for the continuing registration of voters.The funds are for buy 130 units each of desktop computers, uninterruptible power supply units, web cameras, signature pads and fingerprint scanners.”The Comelec, through its BAC, invites interested bidders to apply for eligibility and to bid for the supply and delivery of VRMs and peripherals,” part of the bid invitation read.The deal has an approved budget contract of P10,115,683.50, with desktop computers costing P4,185,363; UPS units at P358,800; web cameras at P59,377.50; signature pads at P598,143 and fingerprint scanners at P4,914,000.Prospective bidders are required to have accomplished a contract similar to the project in the last five years.