The deadline for the submission and opening of bids has been moved to February 27 from January 23, announced bids and awards committee chairman and transport assistant secretary Dante Lantin in General Bid Bulletin No. 02-2017.
Another pre-bid conference will also be held on February 14 to accommodate the request of prospective bidders for ocular inspections and to answer their queries.
The airport project, which was announced late last year, attracted 12 bidders during the first pre-bid conference held early January this year. These were BSP Construction Co.; Cavite Ideal International Construction & Development Corp.; C.B. Garay Philwide Builders; D.M. Wenceslao and Associates, Inc.; Emeco; Granby Trading and Construction; Holcim; J.D. Legaspi Construction; MR7 Corp.; San R Mining and Construction Corp., Solar Surveying Corp.; and Tokwing Construction Corp.
At the second pre-bid conference, 13 more prospective bidders attended and these were Wang Hong Construction Corp.; RC Ramos Construction Corp.; Vicente T. Lao Construction; R. R. Encabo Construction, Inc.; Foundation Specialist, Inc.; Northern Builders; Metro Stonerich Corp.; Pacific Concrete Products, Inc.; First Balfour; Prime Asset Ventures, Inc. Consortium; Frey-Fil Corporation; Yakal Construction; and Safrap Construction Co., Inc.
C.B. Garay, Holcim, MR7, San R Mining, and Solar Surveying from the first conference did not attend the second pre-bidding.
DOTr said the Sangley Airport Development Project intends to alleviate overcrowding at the country’s main air hub, Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), by transferring general aviation operations to Sangley Point in San Antonio, Cavite.
Phase 1 of the project includes rehabilitating the existing 2.4-kilometer runway; constructing the ramp and drainage system; building four hangars with a floor area of 1,600 square meters each; and building an 800-square-meter passenger terminal building with offices, a vehicle parking area, and other facilities.
Earlier, DOTr-attached agency Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines said one of the government’s long-term plans is to transform Sangley Point into a general aviation airport where all non-commercial flights at NAIA will be transferred. In 2013, operations of small planes on food and fish runs were transferred to Sangley.
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