MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) moved the deadline for submission of pre-qualification documents for the Mactan-Cebu International Airport expansion project to April 5 from March 22.
“Please be notified that the submission and opening of qualification documents is moved to April 5 or two weeks from the date of the last posting of clarifications, whichever is later,” said DOTC undersecretary Rene Limcaoco in a notice dated March 18.
This was the third time that the DOTC moved the deadline for the submission of pre-qualification documents. The agency first moved the deadline from February 18 to 27 to allow bidders to perform ocular inspection. It then extended the deadline a second time, to March 22, to accommodate some requests from bidders.
The airport project involves the construction of a terminal capable of holding 8 million passengers a year, according to a PPP Center briefing paper. The plan also provides for the maintenance of old and new facilities.
The Mactan-Cebu International Airport has a single 3,300-meter runway. It sits on a 797-hectare property.
Joint bids are expected from Manny Pangilinan’s Metro Pacific Investments Corp. and John Gokongwei’s JG Summit Holdings Inc., as well as Megawide Construction Corp. and Indian firm GMR Infrastructure. Other companies that have expressed interest to participate include San Miguel Corp., First Philippine Holdings Corp. (FPHC), Henry Sy’s SM Investments Corp., Aboitiz Land, Inc., Filinvest Development Corp., Lucio Tan’s MacroAsia Corp., and Prime Power Holdings Corp. – Rappler.com
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