December 15, 2011 PPP Center

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced today that the Ayala Corp. submitted the highest complying bid for the construction of Daang-Hari SLEX Connector project during the opening of the financial bids held at the main office of the DPWH.

The DPWH will issue the notice of award to the qualified bidder before December 22, 2011, while the contract signing will be done on January 2012.

Based on government’s bidding procedures, the highest bidder is subject to post-qualification where the bidder with the highest complying bid will undergo verification and validation of all submitted requirements and conditions as specified in the Bidding Documents.

The 1.96-billion Daang Hari-South Luzon Expressway link road is the first project bid out under the Public-Private Partnership program of the Aquino Administration.

According to DPWH Secretary Rogelio Singson, Ayala Corp. along with its partner, Spanish engineering group Getinsa Ingineieria submitted its winning bid of P902 million.

On the other hand, San Miguel Corp. together with toll road operators Citra Lamtoro Gung Persada and Star Tollway Corp. submitted its bidding price of P608 million.

The Daang Hari project is a four-kilometer, four-lane paved toll road that will pass through the New Bilibid Prisons reservation that will connect Bacoor, Cavite, to the SLEX through Susana Heights.