MANILA, Philippines — Two bidders are vying for the second phase of a bulk water supply in San Pablo, Laguna under a public-private partnership (PPP).

The PPP Center said the San Pablo City Water District (SPCWD) recently opened bidders’ eligibility documents for Phase II of its Bulk Water Supply Project-North Service Area.

The bidders are JZ Aguiba Construction and Technical Services Inc. and the consortium of PA Alvarez Property Ventures Inc., ME Sicat Construction Inc., CG Integra Corp. and AM Gatbonton Ventures Corp.

The PPP project has an indicative cost of P197 million.

The project includes the design, construction, drilling and installation of production well and filtration facilities, treated water reservoir, conveyance system, metered interconnections facilities to SPCWD and security perimeter fencing, as well as the operation and maintenance of the constructed facilities for 25 years.

It will also cover the construction of a ground reservoir, installation of transmission and distribution lines and a flow measuring meter at the delivery point to measure the treated bulk water supplied to SPCWD.

After the evaluation of the submitted eligibility documents, the SPCWD Joint Venture-Selection Committee will release the results and issue the notice of eligibility or ineligibility to the prospective bidders.

Those who will be deemed eligible will be issued the necessary tender documents for the technical and financial proposals.

A pre-bid conference will be held prior to the submission of the proposals to address questions and clarifications on the issued tender documents.

Upon determination of the lowest bid submission, the winning joint venture partner will be declared upon the approval of the water district, to be followed by the issuance of the notice of award and signing of the joint venture agreement.

As part of its local PPP strategy, the PPP Center works to support local implementing agencies including LGUs to implement local PPP projects.

Louise Maureen Simeon – The Philippine Star
March 12, 2022 | 12:00am