DPWH eyes construction supervisor for Central Luzon link expressway
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will tap a construction supervisor for the proposed P29-billion ($661.13-million*) Central Luzon link Expressway (CLLEX) connecting the cities of Tarlac and San Jose in Nueva Ecija.
CLLEX will start at the end of the 94-kilometer Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) and end at the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union expressway (TPLEX).
The first phase of the project worth P14.9 billion ($339.66 million) covers a 30.7-km, 4-lane expressway stretching from Tarlac to Cabanatuan City in Nueva Ecija. The second phase worth P14.2 billion ($323.64 million) covers a 35.7 km, 2-lane expressway from Cabanatuan City to San Jose City, also in Nueva Ecija.
DPWH is inviting interested consultancy companies to become supervisor of civil works for the public-private partnership (PPP) project.
DPWH Undersecretary Raul Asis and chairman of the Bids and Awards Committee for Consultancy Services said interested companies have until Thursday, August 28, to submit their pre-qualification documents to the agency.
Services to be rendered by the consultant include project management support and review of detailed engineering and construction supervision.
Asis said they would draw up a short list of consultants from those who would submit pre-qualification documents.
The short list would consist of at least 3 to 5 prospective bidders using the criterion and rating system: applicable experience (35 points); qualification of personnel (40 points); and job capacity (25 points).
The Japan International Cooperation Agency will fund the construction of the 66.4-km CLLEX, while operation and maintenance will be under the PPP scheme. – Rappler.com
*($1 = P43.87)