MANILA, Philippines – Two groups have been shortlisted for the P67.2 million ($1.5 million) negotiated contract for the runway optimization project of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) said.
A notice of eligibility and shortlisting has been issued to the Schema Konsult and NATS Services joint venture as well as Egis International, LFV Aviation Consulting AB, SAS CGX Aero, and DCCD Engineering Corporation consortium.
“The negotiating team now invites offers to provide the consulting services for the NAIA runway optimization project,” DOTC Assistant Secretary Jaime Fortunato Caringal said in the notice.
The consultant shall be selected and employed in accordance with quality-cost based evaluation or selection procedures as described in the negotiation documents.
Caringal, who is head of the negotiating team, said the shortlisted consultants have until March 31 to submit their technical and financial proposals.
The technical proposals would be opened March 31 while the financial proposals would be opened on April 14, as stated in DOTC negotiation bulletin no. 11-2015.
The perpendicular runway design – primary runway 06/24 and secondary runway 13/31 – has made NAIA a highly congested airport. Aircraft movements went up to a high of 255,000 in 2011 amid the rise in passenger and aircraft activity. Thus the project includes increasing runway movements, improving slot schedules, adding infrastructure, and upgrading technology.
The DOTC also decided to negotiate the contract for the NAIA runway optimization project after two failed biddings.
The government has dropped the construction of a new 2.1-kilometer runway worth P2.4 billion ($53.58 million) parallel to the existing primary runway 06/24 but is instead pursuing a new passenger terminal building to be called NAIA Terminal 5.
However, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Director-General William Hotchkiss III said the proposed parallel runway is currently on hold and is still subject to further studies.
Hotchkiss said the proposed runway would affect the existing radar system of the airport as well as the adjacent Circumferential Road 5 (C5) extension. – Rappler.com
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