DOTC holds pre-bid conference for contract to manage LRT-2
Louella Desiderio (The Philippine Star) - August 1, 2015 - 10:00am

MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is set to hold a pre-bid conference for the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 2 operations and maintenance public-private partnership (PPP) project this week.

In a statement, the PPP Center said the pre-bid conference will be held on Aug. 5, at the International Finance Corp. office in Taguig City. 

Pre-qualified bidders are invited to attend the conference.

The DOTC will likewise conduct one-on-one meetings with the pre-qualified bidders for the project on Aug. 6 to 7. 

The pre-qualified bidders for the project are Aboitiz – SMRT Transport Solutions consortium, DM Consunji Inc. – Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd. Consortium, Light Rail Manila Holdings 2 Inc. (which is composed composed of Ayala Corp., Metro Pacific Investments Corp., RATP TRANSDEV Asia, and RATP Development SA), and San Miguel Corp. – Korail consortium.

The project is expected to provide private sector efficiencies into the operations of the LRT Line 2 to provide better service to the riding public.

In particular, the private partner will undertake the operation and maintenance of the existing LRT Line 2, the 4.14 kilometer East Extension and any other future extensions implemented by the government during the project’s term. 

The project will have a cooperation period covering 10 to 15 years. 

The PPP Center said the submission of bid proposals for the project is in November. 

Under the PPP program, the government has awarded a total of 10 projects. These are the Daang Hari - South Luzon Expressway Link Road (Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway) project; PPP for School Infrastructure project – phase I; Ninoy Aquino International Airport Expressway project (phase 2); PPP for School Infrastructure project  (phase 2), Modernization of Philippine Orthopedic Center, Automatic Fare Collection System, Mactan-Cebu International Airport Passenger Terminal Building, LRT Line 1 Cavite Extension and Operation & Maintenance, Southwest Integrated Transport System project, and the Cavite-Laguna Expressway.

The PPP program was launched by the Aquino administration in 2010.

The program is being undertaken by the government to address the country’s infrastructure gaps and achieve sustained economic growth.

AUTOMATIC FARE COLLECTION SYSTEM AYALA CORP CAVITE EXTENSION AND OPERATION CAVITE-LAGUNA EXPRESSWAY CONSUNJI INC DAANG HARI DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS EAST EXTENSION INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORP PROJECT SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE
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