The Bases Conversion and Development Authority has started the tender process for the selection of joint venture partners to design, build, finance, operate and maintain power and water distribution in New Clark City which is envisioned to be Asia’s premier economic hub.
Invitations to bid were published in major broadsheets today, May 16, for the selection of a joint venture partner to develop the electric power distribution system, and another one for the water and wastewater infrastructure in the said new metropolis.
Interested proponents may purchase the eligibility documents and the information memorandum on the two projects at the BCDA corporate office, for a non-refundable fee of Five Hundred Thousand Pesos (Php500,000.00) each.
A Pre-Eligibility Conference for both utilities will be held on May 29 at the BCDA office in Bonifacio Global City. The pre-eligibility conference for electric power distribution is scheduled at 10am, while the pre-eligibility conference for water and wastewater infrastructure will be held at 2pm.
BCDA targets to award the contracts for both projects by September 2018.
The 9,450-hectare New Clark City is envisioned to be the country’s first smart, disaster-resilient, and sustainable city. The first phase of the development covering 60 hectares will feature the National Government Administrative Center that will house back-up offices of various government agencies and a world-class sports complex being constructed in time for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.
The new metropolis will also have mixed-use of residential, commercial, agro-industrial, educational institutions, and other information technology developments.