DOTC releases bid guidelines for five PPP airport projects

The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has released bid guidelines for the development, operation and maintenance (O&M) of five regional airports amounting to P108.2 billion.

In a statement, DOTC Undersecretary Rene Limcaoco issued General Bid Bulletin 07-2015 announcing the release of the revised Instruction to Prospective Bidders (ITPB) that was uploaded in the agency’s website last Wednesday.

In the revised guidelines, the first bundle includes the P20.26-billion Bacolod-Silay Airport and the P14.62-billion Laguindingan Airport, while the second bundle covers the P40.57-billion Davao Airport, the P30.40-billion Iloilo Airport, and the P2.34-billion New Bohol (Panglao) Airport.

Mr. Limcaoco said the P5.81-billion Puerto Princesa Airport project is still excluded in the ongoing bidding process.

According to him, the winning bidders in the regional airports would still be allowed to bid for the P74.5-billion Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) development project as well as the P55.30-billion Clark International Airport project.

The NAIA development project aims to improve, upgrade and enhance the operational efficiencies of all existing NAIA terminals covering both landside and airside to meet the standards of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

The Clark International Airport project involves the O&M of the entire airport, including the existing terminal, budget terminal and airside facilities for a defined concession period.

“Participants or winning bidders in the regional airport projects will not be disqualified from participating in the NAIA and Clark Airport projects on the ground of such participation in or winning in the regional airport projects,” said Mr. Limcaoco.

He added that the deadline for the submission of qualification documents is on July 27.