Gov’t sets Dec 12 deadine for LRT 2 O&M bidding
Lawrence Agcaoili (The Philippine Star) - November 27, 2014 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) is giving interested companies until Dec. 12 to submit their bids for a P1.15-billion contract to operate and maintain (O&M) the Light Rail Transit line 2 (LRT-2) system.

LRTA said the submission and opening of bids for the maintenance of the 13.8-kilometer LRT-2 system running from CM Recto Avenue to the Depot Santolan Street along Marcos Highway is scheduled on Dec. 12.

The agency is set to hold a pre-bid conference on Nov. 28 to provide a venue for interested companies to ask questions about the bidding procedures.

Interested companies are DM Consuji Inc. (DMCI); Miescorrail; Autre Porte Technique (APT) Global; Marubeni Corp. of Japan; the tandem of Multi Scan Corp. and Hyundai Rotem Corp. of South Korea; Telefonicka Inc.; Comm Builders & Technology Phils, Corp.; Global Epcom Services Inc.; and Korean-owned Busan Transportation Corp.

The winning bidder of the three-year maintenance contract would replace the TSPA consortium consisting of APT Global,Telefonika, STIV, Pacific, and Global.

The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and LRTA are bidding out a separate contract for the operation and maintenance of the LRT-2.  The deadline for the submission of bids for the public private partnership (PPP) project is on Dec. 15.

The concession period for the operation and maintenance of LRT-2 would be between 10 years and 15 years.

Likewise, the agency is also bidding out a P2.4 billion contract for the construction of the viaduct for the P9.7 billion extension of LRT-2 all the way to Antipolo City from the Santolan Station in Pasig City.

ANTIPOLO CITY AUTRE PORTE TECHNIQUE BUSAN TRANSPORTATION CORP COMM BUILDERS CONSUJI INC DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS DEPOT SANTOLAN STREET GLOBAL EPCOM SERVICES INC HYUNDAI ROTEM CORP LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT AUTHORITY
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