MANILA – The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has again moved the deadline of qualification documents for the operation and maintenance of the Light Rail Transit-Line 2 (LRT-2) to next year after receiving numerous requests from prospective bidders.
The DOTC has set a new deadline on January 27, 2015 for the submission and opening of qualification of documents for the public-private partnership (PPP) project.
The original deadline was on November 20, but was later moved to December 15.
“In view of the numerous requests from prospective bidders, the submission and opening of qualification documents is moved from Dec. 15 to Jan. 27,” said DOTC Usec. Jose Perpetuo Lotilla in General Bid Bulletin 05-2014.
The companies that purchased pre-qualification documents for the project include Metro Pacific Investments Corp., San Miguel Corp., APT Global, Globalvia, Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc., Marubeni Philippines Corp., DMCI Holdings Inc., Japan's Marubeni Corp., and GT Capital Holdings Inc.
The bid submission deadline is set in May next year while the project is expected to be awarded as early as June.
The PPP project involves the operation and maintenance of the existing 13.8-kilometer LRT-2 from CM Recto in Avenida, Manila to Santolan in Pasig City with 11 stations as well as the proposed extension of the line.