By Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat
A total of 30 local and foreign firms have shown interest to participate in the bidding of the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) contract of Clark International Airport (CIA) in Pampanga.
The Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) noted of the well-attended pre-bid held Monday jointly with the Department of Transportation at The Mind Museum Auditorium in Taguig City
Among those prospective bidders that procured bid documents for the airport’s O&M include Megawide-GMR Consortium, Metro Pacific Investment Corporation (MPIC), Filinvest Development Corporation, San Miguel Holdings Corporation (SMC), Prime Assets Venture (PAV), Central Luzon Infrastructure Consultancy Inc. Consortium (CLIC), GVK Airport Developers Ltd., and Groupe ADP.
Other prospective bidders include Zurich Airport, Sojitz Philippines Corp., Deloitte, VCorp Holdings, Udenna Corporation, Malaysia Airports, GMR, Ayesa Engineering, Clarkfield Aviation Services, Mitsubishi Corporation, Macquarie, JG Summit Holdings Inc., Halder and Associates, PAL Express, Samsung, Aboitiz Infra Capital, PSI Air, Air Asia, Evercon Builders, Miescor Logistics Incorporated, Century Properties, and AviAlliance
During the Pre-Bid Conference, BCDA Assistant Vice President for Business Development Arrey Perez discussed the scope of the O&M Concession including the management and operations of the existing CIA Passenger Terminal and the New Terminal Building after its completion and successful commissioning, legal qualification criteria, and technical qualification criteria for the prospective bidders.
BCDA President and CEO Vivencio Dizon said, “The government intends to partner with a world-class international airport operator for the O&M, which is expected to be awarded by August 30.”
BCDA will hold one-on-one meetings with prospective bidders from May 21-23. Bid submission is scheduled on July 20 to be followed by a post-qualification on August 7. The target awarding of O&M Contract is on August 30, 2018.
Procurement of the O&M Concessionaire will follow a competitive bid in accordance with the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) law.