THE Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) is rebidding the P1.5-billion consulting services package of the Subic-Clark Railway Project.
In an announcement published in newspapers Thursday, BCDA said it “intends to apply the sum of P1,520,534,400.00, inclusive of value-added tax and applicable government taxes, being the approved budget for the contract (ABC) to payments under the contract for the Consulting Services for the Subic-Clark Railway Project.”
BCDA said the Bids and Awards Committee Secretariat will be accepting eligibility documents from interested consultants until Nov. 17 at its corporate center in Taguig City.
“Applications for eligibility will be evaluated based on non-discretionary ‘pass/fail’ criterion,” it added.
Interested bidders may acquire a complete set of bid documents until Dec. 10 for P75,000.
The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board approved the 71.13-kilometer railway project in April 2018.
The P50.03-billion project aims to connect Subic Bay Freeport Zone and Clark Freeport Zone “to support current industrial activities and the potential demand for freight services along the Subic-Clark corridor,” according to NEDA’s website.
NEDA said P42.53 billion of the total project cost will be financed via official development assistance or ODA.
“This project (will) help decongest Metro Manila traffic, provide infrastructure for the Metro Luzon Urban Beltway, and spur the development of a freight railway system for Luzon,” NEDA added. — Arjay L. Balinbin