THE Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has moved the deadline for the submission of bids for the P2.5 billion Integrated Terminal System (ITS)-Southwest Terminal Project to give prospective bidders enough time to prepare their submissions.
“In view of the changes in the project structure and in order to provide ample time to all prospective bidders to prepare their submissions, the deadline of submission of bids shall be set 30 calendar days from the confirmation of the Special Bids and Awards Committee (SBAC) that the final set of tender documents has been uploaded in the data room. Hence, upon the aforementioned confirmation, the deadline of submission of bids set on September 29, 2014 shall be moved accordingly through a subsequent bid bulletin. Said bid bulletin shall also indicate the specific date, time and place of the deadline of bid submission,” the DOTC said in its bid bulletin.
The ITS will provide commuters a seamless transfer between different modes of transport, the DOTC said.
The DOTC is also eyeing two other ITS projects for Metro Manila, to be located in the outskirts of the metropolis, to serve commuters traveling to and from the provinces of Southern Luzon.
Three mass transportation intermodal terminals will rise in the outskirts of Metro Manila — two in the south to serve passengers to and from Laguna, Batangas, and Cavite, and one in the north to serve passengers to and from northern Luzon.
As envisioned by the DOTC, the ITS projects will include passenger terminal buildings, emergency maintenance areas where minor repairs of buses and other vehicles are done, arrival and departure bays, ticketing facilities, park-ride facilities, and transfer facilities.