The San Pablo City Water District in Laguna has recently published an invitation for potential private sector partners to undertake a solicited joint venture (JV) for its septage project worth Php 110,817,774.31 million. In its Invitation to Bid, the San Pablo City Water District (SPCWD) calls for interested persons and entities to apply for eligibility and submit proposals for the City’s Septage Management Program.

The bidding will go through a competitive selection process following the Revised Guidelines and Procedures for Entering into a Joint Venture (JV) Agreement between Government and Private Entities as approved by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).

The project aims to address the sanitation needs of San Pablo City through the reduction of domestic wastewater like the effluent from septic tanks to water bodies such as rivers, creeks, springs and groundwater. The scope of the project includes the finance, design, construction, and operation and maintenance of a septage treatment plant with a capacity of 70 cubic meters per day. Under its 25-year concession period, potential partners will get their revenues from the project’s septage fees.

As the facilitator and coordinator of all PPP projects, the PPP Center will assist the SPCWD in reviewing the project’s tender documents and as well as in its bid management.

According to its invitation to bid, the Project Joint Venture Selection Committee (JV-SC) will hold a pre-eligibility conference on July 07, 2021, at 1:00 pm at SPCWD’s Regional Instructions to Private Sector Participants Training Center. The conference will be open only to interested parties who have purchased the Instructions to Private Sector Participants (ITPSP).

View/Download Invitation to Bid for the San Pablo City Water District Septage Management Program