Friday, November 09, 2018

2 groups compete to operate, maintain Clark International Airport

As the deadline lapsed on Friday, only two groups submitted bids for the operations and maintenance (O&M) of the Clark International Airport — the country’s next premier gateway to Asia.

This is according to the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), which opened the bid documents packed in several boxes to check for their eligibility.

The winning bidder will be in charge of the long term O&M of the airport’s existing passenger terminal, and the new terminal building, which will be operational in 2020.

Some minutes before the 1 p.m. deadline, the first group to submit its documents is the X-Droid Consortium, which is made up of five local and foreign firms.

The group is composed of Indonesian state-owned airport operator Angkasa Pura II, port operator Globalport 900, Zest-O Corp. subsidiary and investment management firm Mazy’s Capital, Inc., and energy service company Desco,Inc.

It was then followed by the submission of the four-member North Luzon Airport Consortium, which includes a company linked to Singapore’s world renown Changi Airport.

The Special Bids and Awards Committee (SBAC) will thoroughly evaluate the eligibility documents, the government said.
Bingcang said they want to award the contract soon so that the winner can coordinate with the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor and make the necessary adjustments related to equipment such as elevators and x-ray machines.

In this case, the EPC contractor is the Megawide Construction Corp. and India’s GMR Infrastructure consortium, who also bought O&M bid documents but was later ruled out from the potential players.
09/11/18 Roy Stephen C. Canivel/Business Inquirer