MANILA – The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has awarded the P42.5 million contract to rebuild the Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport in Tacloban City to Edgar Tiu-owned BM Marketing.
DOTC Undersecretary Julianito Bucayan Jr. gave BM Marketing 180 days from the receipt of the Notice to Proceed to complete the airport rehabilitation project, which was destroyed by typhoon “Yolanda” last year.
“Accordingly, you are hereby directed to commence the work in accordance with the terms and conditions as stipulated in the contract, and that the date of commencement shall be no later than seven calendar days after the receipt of this letter,” Bucayan said.
The DOTC initially invited 10 contractors for the project, but only four groups submitted their eligibility documents as well as technical and financial proposals.
“Out of the four contractors, only BM Marketing was found to have complied with all the eligibility, technical, and financial requirements for the project, thus its offer was declared as the single calculated offer,” the DOTC said.
Last year, BM Marketing was awarded a P2.95 million contract by the state-run Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) for the repair of the Dolores Municipal Port in Eastern Samar.
It was also tapped by the Jaro municipal government to undertake the construction of the P20.7 million Jaro Sports Complex in Leyte in March, 2013.