The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has invited local and international companies to participate in a single-stage bidding process for the P64.9-billion Light Rail Transit Line 1 Cavite Extension (LRT-1 Cavex) Project.
The single-stage bidding process means that interested groups will submit their qualification documents simultaneously with their technical and financial proposals, instead of having a separate prequalification phase. This will do away with the two-stage process, effectively cutting the entire bidding period by around two months.
The DOTC’s Special Bids and Awards Committee (SBAC) has invited all interested bidders, whether local or foreign, to submit their qualification documents together with their technical and financial proposals in the international tender for the project, which consists of the following components:
1. Operation and maintenance (O&M) of the existing Line 1 System composed of the depot, electrical and mechanical system, rolling stock, stations, track and other related assets;
2. Design, procurement, engineering, construction, installation, completion, testing and commissioning of the Cavite extension facilities;
3. Integration of the existing system and the Cavite Extension;
4. O&M of the extended system; and
5. System enhancement works covering whole-of-life investments for the extended system.
In an invitation to qualify and bid published by the DOTC, the agency and the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) said that it will be responsible for the financing, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning of the aforementioned, which will be operated and maintained by the winning concessionaire.
Once implemented about 500,000 commuters of the LRT-Line 1 who live in the cities of Parañaque, Las Piñas and in the province of Cavite will benefit from the Cavite extension project.