DOTC invites bids for P2.5-B Southwest transport terminal

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Posted at Dec 27 2013 12:15 PM | Updated as of Dec 27 2013 08:36 PM

DOTC invites bids for P2.5-B Southwest transport terminal 1
DOTC's Integrated Transport System Project - Southwest Terminal

MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is bidding out the P2.5 billion Integrated Transport System Project - Southwest Terminal next year.

In an invitation to bid published in newspapers on Friday, the DOTC invited bids for the Southwest terminal, which will be located at the Coastal Road Terminal, along the Manila-Cavite Expressway. This is the DOTC's 4th public private partnership project.

The Southwest Terminal, which will have a site area of 2.9 hectares, will connect passengers coming from Cavite to other urban transport systems such as the future LRT-1 South Extension, city bus, taxi and other public utility vehicles plying Metro Manila.

The terminal will include a passenger terminal building, arrival and departure bays, public information system, ticketing and baggage handling facilities and park-ride facilities.

The project will be implemented using a Build-Transfer-Operate arrangement.

The DOTC invites bidders to submit bids to finance, design, construct operate and maintain the ITS project for a period of 35 years.

The issuance of bid documents, which cost P150,000, will be on January 10, 2014. A pre-bid conference is set for February 10, 2014.

The deadline for submission and opening of bid documents is May 15, 2014.

To qualify to bid for the project, the DOTC said bidders should comply with legal, technical and financial capability requirements.

For instance, the bidder must have local or international experience within the last 10 years in successfully completing the development of one or more eligible projects with a cumulative cost of at least P2 billion and with capacity of at least 300 parking bays for vehicles.

The bidder or related entity must also have a net worth of at least P600 million, and provide evidence it can raise loans of at least P1.4 billion for the project.

Last November, the NEDA Board approved the P7.7-billion ITS project includes the development of two mass transportation terminals: the Coastal Road Terminal nd the SLEX Terminal at FTI Taguig.