PPP Center Press Release
04 June 2012
The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and its attached agency, Â the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA), released on 4 June 2012 the official invitation to pre-qualify and bid (ITPB) for the P60-billion LRT Line 1-Cavite Extension Project.
Currently serving more than 500,000 commuters daily, the existing 20.7-km LRT Line-1 is now up for an 11.7-km extension and service improvement as private sector participation, efficiency, and expertise are now being tapped under the Aquino administrationâ€™s Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Program.
The existing train system, which runs from Roosevelt in Quezon City to Baclaran in Pasay, is set to be extended to Bacoor, Cavite where a large population of about four million people resides. This system upgrade is expected to benefit an additional 500,000 commuters living south of Metro Manilaâ€”ParaÃ±aque, Las PiÃ±as, and the Province of Caviteâ€”who travel daily to central business districts located in the Metro.
Specifically, the actual project involves five (5) key project components, namely: the operation and maintenance of the existing system; design and overall construction of the Cavite extension facilities (“Cavite Extension System”); integration of the existing and extension systems (“Integrated System”); operation and maintenance of the integrated system; and the system enhancement works covering whole-of-life investments for the integrated system.
The DOTC has engaged the Development Bank of the Philippines and IFCâ€”the private sector arm of the World Bankâ€”as its transaction advisors for this project.
The bidding is open to all interested bidders, whether local or foreign. Pre-bidding documents (i.e. invitation to pre-qualify and bid; and instructions to prospective bidders, including annexes) are available at the DOTC Main Office for distribution to interested parties until 21 August 2012 for a non-refundable fee of PHP50,000, payable in cash or manager’s check issued by a bank in the Philippines made out to the Department of Transportation and Communications.
The LRT Line 1-Cavite Extension Project is the third PPP project to be rolled out, following the successfully-awarded Daang Hari-SLEX Link Road project of the DPWH, and the currently under bidding PPP for School Infrastructure Project of the DepEd. The government is targeting to roll-out at least eight PPP projects in the pipeline this year.