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INVITATION TO PREQUALIFY AND BID: Dev't, Operations & Maintenance of Bacolod-Silay, Iloilo, New Bohol, Davao, Laguindingan & Puerto Princesa Airports

The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is inviting prospective bidders to pre-qualify and bid for the development, operations and maintenance of the following airports:
a.)  Bacolod-Silay International Airport (P20.26 B)

The Bacolod-Silay International Airport is the eighth busiest airport in the Philippines in terms of passenger traffic, serving purely domestic flights. Traffic at the Bacolod-Silay International Airport has been growing at an average annual rate of 9.6% over the last five years and is expected to grow.

b.)  Iloilo International Airport (P30.4 B)

The Iloilo International Airport is the fifth busiest airport in the Philippines, handling mainly domestic flights with weekly direct flights to Singapore and Hong Kong. Traffic has been growing at an average annual rate of 11.12% over the last five years.

c.)  New Bohol (Panglao) Airport (P4.57 B)

This year, the DOTC, through a loan from Japan International Cooperation Agency, shall commence the construction of the New Bohol Airport in Panglao Island. It is expected to be completed by mid-2017 and shall replace the existing Tagbilaran Airport.

d.)  Davao International Airport (P40.57 B)

The Davao International Airport is the third busiest airport in the country, handling mainly domestic flights with weekly direct flights to Singapore. Traffic at this airport has been growing at an average annual rate of 10.56% and is expected to continue to grow.

e.)  Laguindingan Airport (P14.62 B)

This airport commenced commercial operations in June 2013 to replace the old Lumbia Airport in Cagayan de Oro and is currently the sixth busiest airport in the country. In the last five years, annual passenger traffic at Cagayan de Oro has been growing at an average rate of 15.10%.

f.)  Puerto Princesa Airport (P5.81 B)

With traffic that is largely tourist-driven, the Puerto Princesa Airport is the seventh busiest airport in the Philippines. Traffic at this airport has grown considerably over the last five years, increasing at an average annual rate of 22.86%.

The six airport projects aim to improve services and enhance the airside and landside facilities of the key regional airports through entering into concession agreements with the private sector. Under the proposed concession for the Bacolod-Silay, Davao, Iloilo and Laguindingan Airports, the private sector proponent shall take over the operations and maintenance of the airport, undertake immediate expansion of the passenger terminal building, apron, other airside and landside facilities, and any capacity augmentation of the airport that may be required to cater to future demand throughout the contractual term. The operations and maintenance for the New Bohol (Panglao) and the Puerto Princesa Airports shall be turned over to the private sector proponent upon completion of construction. The proponent shall also be required to develop/expand capacity to cater to future demand throughout the contractual term.

The invitation documents consisting of (1) this Invitation to Pre-qualify and Bid, (2) the Project Information Memorandum and (3) the Instructions to Prospective Bidders may be purchased for a non-refundable fee of One Million Pesos (P1,000,000), payable in cash or manager’s check issued by a bank in the Philippines made out to the DOTC. The documents will be available at Unit 153, 15th Floor, The Columbia Tower, Ortigas Avenue, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila. The PIM will be available until February 2015. The specific date of issuance for the ITPB will be announced in a General Bid Bulletin that will be posted on the DOTC website.

Bidding is open to all interested bidders, whether local or foreign, subject to conditions for eligibility under the Invitation Documents, the BOT Law, and its Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations, and other existing laws.

Only bidders who have purchased the Invitation Documents shall be allowed to participate in the pre-qualification and bidding process.

The two-stage/two-envelope system for soliciting bids under the BOT Law will be applied. In this process, bidders are pre-qualified based on minimum legal, technical and financial requirements set by the DOTC. Only bidders who pre-qualify or are deemed eligible shall be invited to prepare and submit their proposals to the PBAC for evaluation.

Interested parties must submit all qualification documents before the deadline as provided in the IPB at the address provided.

For further information, please refer to Atty. Catherine P. Gonzales, Undersecretary for Procurement and Administration of the DOTC, at tel. no. (632)727-7960 local 235 or 272 or



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