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The Philippine government is seeking bidders for the design and construction of the Subic-Clark Railway Project (SCRP), a project to be funded by loans from China.

The Department of Transportation (DOTr), through the Procurement Service (PS) has invited bids for the approximately 71-kilometer rail freight connection between Subic Bay Freeport Zone and Clark Freeport Zone with three freight terminals and one depot at Clark Freeport Zone for maintenance and stabling of rolling stocks.

The project’s approved budget is P45.361 billion, and any bids received in excess will be automatically rejected at bid opening. The project is intended for completion within 42 months of the start date of the contract.

Interested bidders should have completed within 10 years a contract similar to the SCRP.

Bidding will be conducted in accordance with relevant procedures under the loan agreement for limited competitive bidding.

For detailed evaluation of the proposals, a two-step procedure will be adopted by the Special Bids and Awards Committee (SBAC). Only bids that pass the technical proposals criteria shall continue to the second step of evaluation, or the opening of financial proposals.

Bidders shortlisted by the government of China may obtain further information from the SBAC.

The contract will be awarded to the lowest calculated responsive bidder who was determined as such during the post-qualification, in accordance with the 2016 Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act (RA) No. 9184 or the Government Procurement Reform Act.

The pre-bidding conference for the project was scheduled on January 10 while deadline for submission and receipt of bids is February 6, to be followed immediately by the opening of bids for both eligibility and technical documents.

Bids will be opened in the presence of bidders’ representatives.

The DOTr through the PS reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process and to reject all bids at any time prior to contract award, in accordance with Section 41 of RA 9184 and its IRR, without any liability to the affected bidder or bidders. – Roumina Pablo

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