6 firms bid for Davao airport project

Subscribe Now August 18, 2015 at 10:17am

SIX companies have submitted documents to prequalify and bid for the P108.19 billion bundled maintenance project for five regional airports after series of cancellation by the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC).

The deadline for the submission of the qualification documents was set Monday.

The bundled maintenance project for the five regional airports includes the P40.57 billion development and maintenance of the Davao International Airport (DIA) or the Francis Bangoy International Airport.

A total of six firms were identified by the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center as project prospects to pre-qualify and bid. These are the GMR-Megawide, Metro Pacific-JG Summit Consortium, Aboitiz Equity Ventures, San Miguel Corporation, Philippine Skylanders Inc., and Union Equity.

DOTC spokesperson Michael Sagcal in a report said that prospective bidders asked for more time and the department is checking whether the newly signed fair competition act has any implications on the projects.

Sagcal said that the bidders are just ensuring that the newly-signed law will not affect the bidding process.

The submission of qualification documents was postponed twice. The DOTC originally set the submission of qualification documents last July 27 but the deadline was moved to August 10 as requested by prospective bidders. It was again rescheduled from August 10 to August 17.

The project is composed of two bundles. The first bundle includes airports in Bacolod-Silay amounting P20.26 billion and Iloilo (P30.40 billion). The second bundle includes the DIA, P14.62 Laguindingan and New Bohol (Panglao) worth P2.34 billion.

The DIA project will include the expansion of the passenger terminal building from 65,000 to 125,000 square meters (sqm.), and the cargo terminal building from 13,000 to 27,000 sqm. Construction of a full parallel taxiway will also be included under the project.

The winning bidder will develop, operate and maintain the airport with a cooperation period of 30 years.

Source: sunstar.com.ph

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