Philippine Star, 22 December 2012
By Ted P. Torres

MANILA, Philippines – The government has lined up eight more projects for bidding under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) program this year.

PPP Center executive director Cosette Canilao said they are set to publish invitations to pre-qualify and other terms, including the minimum bid price.

Among the projects are the $504-million operations and management (O&M) of the Mactan International Airport Passenger Terminal and the second phase of the School Infrastructure Project.

The Mactan Cebu International Airport project involves the construction of a new passenger terminal operation and maintenance of both new and existing passenger terminals and installation of all equipment including information technology (IT) required under international guidelines and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards.

Structured as a build-operate-transfer (BOT) project, the winning bidder will bag the concession to operate and maintain the two passenger terminals and other landside facilities for a period of 20 years.

Meanwhile, the other projects are: the School Infrastructure Project Phase I; the P15.86-billion NAIA Expressway Phase II; the LRT Line 1 Cavite extension and operations and maintenance (O&M); the modernization of Philippine Orthopedic Center; the rehabilitation and O&M of Angat Hydro-Electric Power Plant Auxilliary Turbines 4 & 5; and the P1.72-billion automatic fare collection system.

Canilao said of the eight projects, six received support from the Project Development and Monitoring Fund (PDMF).

The PDMF provides funding support for the procurement of transaction advisors tasked to develop and prepare pre-feasibility, feasibility studies and tender documents for PPP projects, and provide assistance in the bidding process.