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Puerto Princesa Port expansion bidders invited

THE Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has issued an invitation to bidders for the first phase expansion of the Puerto Princesa Port, valued at nearly P600 million.

“The Philippine Ports Authority now invites bids for the Procurement Project. Completion of the Works is required in Six Hundred Sixty (660) calendar days from the receipt by the successful bidder of the Notice to Proceed,” the PPA said.

In PPA’s invitation to bid notice on Tuesday, it said it is investing P599.15 million for the phase 1 expansion of the Port of Puerto Princesa.

“Bids received in excess of the approved budget for the contract (ABC) shall be automatically rejected at the bid opening,” PPA said.

Bidders should have completed a similar project beforehand, the PPA said. It said the format will be open competitive bidding with pass or fail criterion.

Bidding documents for interested parties may be acquired for P75,000, with a pre-bid conference set for May 30 and bid opening scheduled for June 14.

Phase 1 of the Puerto Princesa Port Expansion project includes removal and excavation works, and enclosure and upgrading of the port operational area. — Ashley Erika O. Jose