Bids sought for PPP classroom project
The project involves the construction of 10,679 classrooms across 14 regions in the country

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Education is seeking bids for the contract to build the phase 2 of its classroom project, the 8th public-private partnership (PPP) project the government rolled out since the program started two years ago.

In its Invitation to Pre-Qualify to Bid published on Thursday, December 20, the DepEd said the project involves the construction of 10,679 classrooms across 14 regions in the country.

Prospective investors may obtain bid documents at the DepEd Complex in Pasig City for a non-refundable fee of P100,000, starting on January 10, 2013, the PPP Center said on its website.

Applications for pre-qualification must be submitted on or before 10 a.m. on February 12.

The project is the second phase of the DepEd’s “PPP for School Infrastructure Project” (PSIP). The first phase involves the construction of 9,300 classrooms worth P16.42 billion in Luzon.

Since the PPP program was launched in 2010, the government has so far awarded two projects — phase 1 of PSIP and the P1.96 billion Daang Hari-Southern Luzon Expressway link.

Five other PPP projects are in pre-bidding stages. These include the recently rolled out automatic fare collection system of the Light Rail Transit Lines 1 and 2, and the Metro Rail Transit 3; the P60-billion Light Rail Transit-1 Cavite extension project; the P15.86-billion Ninoy Aquino International Airport Expressway 2; the P1.16-billion rehabilitation of Angat power plant’s two turbines; and the P5.6-billion Orthopedic Center upgrade. –