4 bidders pre-qualify for transpo hub in Taguig

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 10 2014 05:44 PM | Updated as of Dec 11 2014 01:44 AM

MANILA – Four bidders for the Integrated Transport System (ITS)-South Terminal project have been pre-qualified by the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC).

The four pre-qualified bidders for the P4 billion public-private partnership (PPP) project are Ayala Land Inc., Filinvest Land Inc., Datem Inc., and MWM Terminals led by Megawide Construction Corp.

Ayala Land has been pre-qualified for the project together with Makati Development Corp. as construction contractor and Ayala Property Management Corp. as operation and maintenance (O&M) contractor.

Filinvest Land pre-qualified together with DDT Konstract Inc. as construction contractor, and Festival Supermall Inc. and Pro-Excel Property Managers Inc. as O&M contractors.

DOTC spokesperson Michael Arthur Sagcal earlier said the pre-qualified bidders will be allowed to submit their respective technical and financial bids in April 2015.

Two firms, San Miguel Corp. and Robinsons Land Inc., bought bidding documents but did not submit pre-qualification documents on November 25.

The ITS-South Terminal project at the Food Terminal Inc. (FTI) complex in Taguig City aims to connect passengers from Laguna and Batangas to transport systems such as the proposed North-South Commuter Rail, as well as city buses, taxis, and other public utility vehicles that serve Metro Manila.

The project includes a passenger terminal building, arrival and departure bays, public information systems, ticketing and baggage holding facilities, and park-ride facilities.

Interested bidders for the Southwest Terminal project, on the other hand, have until December 12 to submit their qualification documents.

The P2.5 billion Southwest hub is located along the Manila-Cavite Expressway.

The ITS projects worth P7.7 billion aim to improve traffic flow along Metro Manila’s major thoroughfares, particularly EDSA, by reducing vehicle volume and eliminating provincial bus traffic.