09 May 2013
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), recently issued its Notice of Award (NOA) to Optimal Infrastructure Development Inc., a subsidiary of San Miquel Corp. for the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Expressway Project (NAIA Ex). SMC recently seized the deal to build and operate the 7.5-kilometer elevated Ninoy Aquino International Airport Expressway.
SMC will hand over to government the 11 Billion pesos up-front payment it offered in their bid within 30 days from May 6, 2013, the issuance of the NOA. SMC will operate the airport toll road for a period of 30 years, including the 36 months given for the completion of the detail design and construction of the project.
The signing of the project is slated for June 2013, while the target construction period will be from the December 2013 to August 2015.
The NAIA Expressway project is a strategic part of the envisioned Metro Manila Urban Expressway System to be built around a network of expressways serving Metro Manila. The airport toll road will link two major expressways serving as the north-south backbone of the eastern and western sections of Metro Manila, and support the development of the PAGCOR Entertainment City located along the Manila Bay reclamation area. It will well connect all three terminals of the NAIA Complex and ease the flow of traffic to and from the airport.
May 2, 2013
The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) decided to discontinue the recent bidding process for the Angat Hydro Electric Power Plant (AHEPP) when only one bidder was able to satisfy the project‚Äôs pre-qualification requirements.
In a resolution by the Prequalification Bids and Awards Committee (PBAC) of AHEPP dated April 22, only one bidder met the technical requirements of the project. Another bidder was not able to comply with the technical component requirements specified in the ITPB, while the last bidder was late in its submission of the PQ documents. This prompted MWSS‚Äô Bids and Awards Committee to discontinue the pre-qualification process and restart the bidding for the AHEPP project. Bidders submitted their pre-qualification documents last March 4.
MWSS has tentatively targeted the first week of June as the new date to issue its invitation to pre-qualify and bid for the project.
‚ÄúWhile the BOT Law allows the bidding to proceed with only one bidder, the MWSS PBAC decided to discontinue the process and restart the bidding,‚ÄĚ explains PPP Center Executive Director Cosette V. Canilao.
During the prequalification period, there were 13 bidders who expressed interest in the AHEPP project. These are¬†Aguirre Abano Panfilo Pares Pineda and Agustin Law Office,¬†DMCI Power Corp.¬†EEI Corporation,¬†First Gen Energy Philippines,¬†Kaltimex Energy Philippines,¬†K-Water Resources Corporation,¬†Marubeni Corporation, Meralco Power Generation,¬†SN Aboitiz Power,¬†Sta. Clara Power,¬†Sunway Waters and Electric Co.,¬†Trans-Asia Oil and Energy Development Corp. and FAM Energy Consortium.
The rehabilitation, operation and maintenance of the MWSS-owned auxiliary turbines 4 and 5 will cost the private proponent $27.5 million or 1.15 Billion pesos. Located within the MWSS compound in San Lorenzo in Norzagaray, Bulacan, the project will include the renovation and modernization of the turbines 4 and 5,¬†the construct of a separate control room; as well a new switchyard and transformer area. The winning bidder will also undertake the operation and maintenance of the modernized Auxilliary Turbines #4 and #5.
Under the rehabilitate-operate and maintain scheme of the Build-Operate and Transfer Law, the cooperation period between the MWSS and the winning bidder is for 20 years including the construction period.
The AHEPP is one of the projects that received funding from Project Development and Monitoring Fund managed by the PPP Center for the development of its feasibility study.
PPP Center Photo Release
30 April 2013
Public-Private Partnership Center Executive Director Cosette V. Canilao updated various Development Partners on the Philippine PPP Program during the Mid-term Review Mission held from 22-26 April 2013, jointly carried-out by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) for Technical Assistance (TA) 7796-PHI on Strengthening PPPs in the Philippines.