MANILA, Philippines - A total of 39 private companies have expressed interested in joining the public bidding for the P486 million closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance system for the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminals 1, 2 and 4.
General Vicente Guerzon, Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) senior assistant general manager and head of the bids and awards committee, said 39 companies participated in the pre-bid conference last Friday.
In an interview with ABS-CBN, Guerzon said the interested companies include a telecommunications giant and an Israel-based company with experience in surveillance CCTV installations.
Guerzon said the companies have until August 15 to submit their bids. The bids will be opened on the same day.
He said the winning bidder will have 240 calendar days to comply and install the 747 CCTV cameras for the NAIA terminals 1, 2 and 4. It will face penalties if the project is delayed.
The MIAA was heavily criticized after the Tulfo-Santiago brawl inside the airport, and the killing of a mayor at the arrival area - both incidents were not recorded by the defective CCTV cameras. - Report by Raoul Esperas