21 December 2012
The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) published the Invitation to Bid of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Project, bringing the the number of rolled out PPP projects to 8.
“We are very pleased about the outcome. This is a product of a lot of hard work and diligence of the Implementing Agencies. The game plan was to focus on structuring these projects properly and to successfully bid them out. With a little bit of pushing, and with things falling into place, we finally have 8 PPP projects up for bid. What is encouraging is the immense interest that we are generating from the private sector to invest in these projects, ” PPP Center Executive Director Cosette V. Canilao said..
The 8 projects include Phases I and II of the Department of Education’s PPPs for School Infrastructure Project, the NAIA Expressway Project of the Department of Public Works and Highways, LRT Line 1 Cavite Extension Operation & Maintenance, the Contactless Automatic Fare Collection System and Mactan International Airport Terminal Building of the Department of Transportation and Communications, the Modernization of the Philippine Orthopedic Center under the Department of Health, Rehabilitation and Operation and Maintenance of the Angat Hydro-Electric Power Plant Auxiliary Turbines 4& 5 of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System.
Two projects have already been awarded earlier in the year, the Daang-Hari SLEX Link Road Project and Phase I of the PPPs for School Infrastructure Project.
Out of the 8 PPP projects up for bid, 6 received support for from the Project Development and Monitoring Fund (PDMF). These are the Contactless Automatic Fare Collection System , Mactan International Airport Terminal Building, Modernization of the Philippine Orthopedic Center, Rehabilitation and Operation and Maintenance of the Angat Hydro-Electric Power Plant Auxiliary Turbines 4& 5 and both phases of the PPPs for School Infrastructure Project.
The PDMF provides IAs, funding support for the procurement of transaction advisors who are tasked to develop and prepare pre-feasibility, feasibility studies and tender documents for PPP projects, and provide assistance in the bidding process.
The PPP Center also provides technical advisory, project facilitation services, and capacity building support to implementing agencies and local government units in ensuring that PPP projects are developed and implemented effectively.