DOTC moves back LRT 2 bids deadline to Dec 15

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PROSPECTIVE bidders for the operations and maintenance project of the Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT-2) have until December 15 to submit their qualification documents to the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC).

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The DOTC moved the deadline from the original schedule of November 20 to give the prospective bidders ample time to prepare their qualification documents.

In a bid bulletin, the DOTC said, “In order to give prospective bidders ample time to prepare their Qualification Documents, please be informed that the Qualification Documents Submission date has been rescheduled to December 15, 2014, 2 p.m. instead of November 20.”

The DOTC said the qualification documents shall be opened immediately after the deadline lapses at the DOTC Conference Room.

Six companies have so far responded to the invitation issued by the DOTC calling for interested bidders for the LRT 2 operations and maintenance project. They are San Miguel Corp., GT Capital Holdings Inc., Marubeni Corp., Light Rail Manila Holdings of Ayala-MPIC, RATP Development, and DMCI.

Last August, the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) postponed by a month the bidding for the maintenance contract of LRT Lines 1 and 2 to give the bidders more time to study the bid documents and prepare reasonable bids.

LRT-2 is a 13.8-kilometer mass transit line that traverses five cities in Metro Manila—Pasig, Marikina, Quezon City, San Juan and Manila.

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