Deadline for submission of LRT bid docs moved anew
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has moved anew the deadline for the submission of pre-qualification documents for the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) extension project.
In General Bid Bulletin 10-2013, DOTC Undersecretary Jose Perpetuo Lotilla said interested parties have until July 30, instead of June 17, to submit their bid proposals. The deadline for submission was originally set on May 27, then moved to June 17.
"In response to the request of several prospective bidders for more time to prepare their bid proposals and in light of recent discussions and clarifications made during the one-on-one sessions held with each of the prospective bidder and recent documents released, pleased be notified that the bid proposals submission date is hereby extended to July 30," Lotilla said.
The project will extend the length of LRT-1 to 32.4 kilometers from 20.7 kilometers, with a new south end-point in Niog, Bacoor, Cavite. The extension project includes 10 stations, 10.5 kilometers of viaduct, support beams, and 3 intermodal facilities.
Approximately 10.5 kilometers of the rail system will be elevated and 1.2 kilometers will be at grade level, serving nearly 4 million residents of the cities of Parañaque and Las Piñas, and Cavite province.
The project cost was placed at P30.6 billion.
The LRT-1 extension project is one of at least 3 PPP contracts that DOTC is set to award this year. The other contracts are for the P17.5-billion Mactan-Cebu International Airport expansion project, and the P1.72-billion automated fare collection system for LRT-1 and the Metro Rail Transit Line 3. - Rappler.com