MANILA – The P50 million consultancy contract for the rehabilitation and capacity expansion of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) will be up for rebidding, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) said.
A Request for Expression of Interest has been published by the DOTC-MRT-3, inviting interested companies to provide consultancy services for the rail system.
"The DOTC-MRT-3 now calls for the submission of Expression of Interest and eligibility documents for the services of a consultant for the MRT3 system," the agency said.
Around P50 million has been allocated to finance the consultancy services that will provide assistance and guidance in the operations and maintenance of the MRT.
The services also include assisting in the conceptualization, procurement, and implementation of any and all programs and projects for MRT-3.
A pre-eligibility conference is scheduled on March 12. Interested companies have until March 25 to submit eligibility documents.
To qualify in the shortlist, interested companies must collect a minimum weighted score of 70 points.
"Should less than the required number apply for eligibility and short listing pass the eligibility check, and/or pass the minimum score required in short listing, the BAC shall consider the same," the agency said.
A failed bidding for the contract was earlier declared after only two bidders showed up during the submission of qualification documents on February 25.
"Our BAC received two submissions, however, one bidder lacked certain requirements as a result of failing to review one of the bid bulletins issued by BAC," said DOTC spokesperson Migs Sagcal.