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Globalport JV submits P8.6B lone bid for Sasa Port

  • Globalport JV submits P8.6B lone bid for Sasa Port
  • The joint venture of Globalport Terminals and Globalport Ozamiz Terminal is the lone bidder for the 20-year management contract for the Davao port
  • Its P8.635-billion bid was the only offer submitted at the opening of bids on May 5
  • The contract covers management and operation of the cargo-handling, passenger, RoRo, and other port-related services at the port

A joint venture of Globalport Terminals, Inc. (GTI) and Globalport Ozamiz Terminal Inc. (GOTI) submitted a P8.635-billion bid to manage Sasa Port in Davao.

The joint venture was the lone bidder for the 20-year project. Another company, which bought bid documents, did not submit a bid before the May 5 opening of bids.

READ: PPA seeks operator for Davao’s Sasa port

GTI and its subsidiaries, including GOTI, are engaged in port terminal management operations. Their network includes the ports of Matnog, Tacloban, Nasipit, Pulupandan, Iligan, Ozamiz, Surigao, Tagbilaran, and Zamboanga, which they won through biddings under the Philippine Ports Authority’s Port Terminal Management Regulatory Framework (PTMRF).

The contract covers management and operation of the cargo-handling, passenger, roll-on/roll-off (RoRo), and other port-related services at the port. The project involves berthing management, container terminal management, passenger terminal management, stevedoring services, reefer facilities/services, Ro-Ro cargo services, bagging services, porterage, storage management, waste and shore reception facility management, water distribution services, weighbridge facility, and ancillary and other related services.

The revised minimum concession fee for the project was P8.633 billion.

As concessionaire of a Tier 2 port, the winning bidder for Sasa Port will be responsible for the physical landside infrastructure (wharves, piers, land reclamation), above-ground semi-fixtures (cranes), above-ground fixtures (passenger terminal building, pavement, fence), and mobile-handling equipment (forklifts, trucks) while PPA will be responsible for the physical undersea infrastructure (capital, maintenance dredging).

Sasa Port is the first to be bid out under Tier 2 of PPA’s PTMRF. PPA has already bid out 18 ports under Tier 3 since 2020.

The Sasa Port bidding was conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using the non-discretionary pass/fail criterion as specified in PPA Administrative Order No. 12-2018, as amended.

AO 12-2018 provides guidelines for selecting and awarding contracts under the PTMRF, which outlines the new rules for terminal management contracts. Within this framework, port investments are categorized into six tiers, ranging from a fully private concession to a fully PPA-managed port, for easier determination of the investment arrangements for a port.

Aside from Sasa Port, other ports bid out under the PTMRF were Puerto Princesa, Ormoc, Tabaco, Legazpi, Zamboanga, Iligan, Ozamiz, Calapan, Tacloban, Nasipit, Matnog, Fort San Pedro, Pulupandan, Surigao, Masao, Tagbilaran, Pagadian, and Pasig River. All, except Pagadian and Pasig River ports, have been awarded.

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