DOTC extends deadline of bids for southwest bus terminal
MANILA, Philippines – Groups interested in the government's P2.5-billion Integrated Transport System (ITS) - Southwest Terminal project were given more time to prepare their bids.
The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) announced Monday, April 14 that it extended the deadline for the submission of bids for the Southwest Terminal project by a month.
“In order to give ample time for the bidders to prepare for a competitive tender, the deadline for the submission of bids is hereby moved from May 15 to June 16,” DOTC Undersecretary Jose Perpetuo Lotilla said in General Bid Bulletin 09-2014.
A total of 11 firms, including the country’s largest conglomerates, are participating in the bidding. They include:
- San Miguel Corporation
- Ayala Corporation and property arm Ayala Land Inc.
- Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation
- Robinsons Land Inc. of tycoon John Gokongwei
- Filinvest Land Inc. of tycoon Andrew Gotianun
- Mega-wide Construction Corporation
- D.M. Wenceslao and Associates Inc.
- Vicente T. Lao Construction
- French-owned Egis Projects Philippines
- State Properties Corporation
- Expedition Construction Corporation
The Southwest terminal project will rise on a 2.9-hectare property located at the Coastal Road Terminal along the Manila-Cavite Expressway.
It will include a passenger terminal building, arrival and departure bays, a public information system, ticketing and baggage handling facilities and park-ride facilities.
The terminal will connect passengers coming from Cavite to other urban transport systems such as the planned Light Rail Transit line 1 South Extension, city bus, taxi, and other public utility vehicles plying Metro Manila.
The terminal is one of 3 mass transportation intermodal terminals that will be put up at the outskirts of Metro Manila under the P7.7-billion ITS, one of the projects to be bid out under the Public-Private Partnership program. The two other terminals will be located north of EDSA serving passengers to and from northern Luzon, and in the south serving passengers to and from Laguna or Batangas.
The ITS project aims to reduce traffic along EDSA and other Metro Manila roads by relocating provincial bus terminals.
To qualify in the bidding, a company must have local or international experience within the last 10 years and have completed one or more eligible projects with a cumulative cost of at least P2 billion and with capacity of at least 300 parking bays for vehicles.
The company should have local or international experience in the operation and maintenance of one or more bus terminals with a cumulative bus parking capacity of at least 40 passenger buses with a minimum parking capacity of at least 20 buses in each terminal.
A bidder could also have one or more commercial complexes, shopping malls, airport terminals, parking complexes, or freight terminals with a cumulative parking capacity of at least 160 parking bays for land surface transport vehicles and with a minimum capacity of 80 parking bays over the last 3 consecutive years.
In terms of financial capability, DOTC said a bidder should have a net worth of at least P600 million and should be able to show proof that it could raise P1.4 billion for the proposed terminal project. – Rappler.com
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