DOTr opens bidding for P408-M airport project in Bukidnon

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 09 Nov.) – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has placed for bidding the P408.837-million Bukidnon Airport Development Project.

The airport will be built in Don Carlos town in the southern part of the province.

In an invitation to bid dated November 8, Mark Steven C. Pastor, chair of the bids and awards committee for aviation and airports sector, said Filipino companies are encouraged to place their bids for the site development of the Bukidnon airport project.

To be eligible, the bidders shall be duly licensed Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships; partnerships duly organized under the laws of the Philippines and of which at 75% of the interest belongs to citizens of the Philippines; corporations duly organized under the laws of the Philippines, and of which at least 75% of the outstanding capital stock belongs to citizens of the Philippines;

cooperatives duly organized under the laws of the Philippines; and persons/entities forming themselves into a group of two or more persons/entities that intend to be jointly and severally responsible or liable for a particular contract.

The budget for the development of the Bukidnon airport will be sourced from the 2018 General Appropriations Act.

Pastor said the interested bidders may secure the bidding documents at a non-refundable fee of P50,000 from BAC at the Office Building 2529, BAC Secretariat Division, DOTr Compound, Apo Court along Sergio Osmeña St., Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga and submit their accomplished documents until 9:00 a.m. of November 29, 2018.

The copies of the documents can also be downloaded from the websites of the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System and the DOTr, provided that they shall pay the applicable fee not later than submission of their bids.

He added a pre-bid conference will take place at 9 a.m. of November 16 for interested bidders, and the bid opening shall happen on November 29 in the presence of the bidders’ representatives.

Bidders will go through open competitive bidding procedures using “non-discretionary ‘pass/fail’ criterion.

The successful bidder is required to complete the project within 360 days, Pastor said. (Antonio L. Colina IV/MindaNews)