MANILA, Philippines – Two infrastructure projects at the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) will be bidded out to private contractors, state-owned Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) said on Tuesday.
The projects, estimated to cost P122.27 million, are for the long-term permanent works at the Pasig-Potrero Bridge and protection works for Piers 5 & 6 of the SCTEX Gumain Bridge.
“We are calling on all experienced and financially capable construction firms to participate in the public bidding for the two separate infrastructure projects,” BCDA president and chief executive Arnel Paciano Casanova said.
He said works at the Pasig-Potrero Bridge, which was damaged during typhoon “Maring” in 2013, involve bridge construction and drainage, slope protection work, as well as earthworks, sub base and base course, and surface courses.
The approved budget of the contract for the bridge is P99,610,472.71.
Preventive maintenance works for Piers 5 & 6 of the SCTEX Gumain Bridge consist of earthworks, drainage and slope protection works to ensure that the strong river currents will not affect the integrity of the bridge.
The maintenance work has a contract price of P22,662,898.39.
BCDA Bid and Awards Committee (BAC) Chairperson for SCTEP and Infrastructure Eleanor Atienza said bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships; and partnerships, corporations, organizations or joint ventures with at least 75% interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines.
She added that prospective bidders must have at least a license category “B” and a license classification “Medium A” from the Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board (PCAB) for General Engineering on Roads, Highways, Pavements, Railways, Airport Horizontal Structures and Bridges.
The PCAB license must be valid and effective at the time of submission of the bid.
The bidding documents may be acquired by interested bidders from March 27, 2014 to May 5, 2014 at the BCDA Corporate Center at the second floor of Bonifacio Technology Center, 31st St. cor. 2nd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, upon payment of a nonrefundable fee of not more than P50,000.
The bid documents for both projects can also be viewed at the BCDA website at www.bcda.gov.ph.
Pre-bid conference for the Pasig-Potrero Bridge project will be held on April 21, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the BCDA Corporate Center.
Pre-bid conference for Piers 5 & 6 will be held at 1 p.m.