The Department of Transportation Communications (DOTC) will rebid the P2.3 billion three-year maintenance service contract for Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3).
DOTC said bidding documents are available from today , Dec. 15 to January 20,2015 ., Prebid conference would be on December 22, 2014, deadline of submission of bids is on January 20, 2015 and opening of bids is also on January 20, 2015.
The MRT-3 is DOTC’s integrated strategy to alleviate the traffic congestion along the EDSA corridor.
Completed in July 2000, the MRT-3 carries about 600,000 passengers daily on its 17-kilometer route.
Earlier, MRT spokesperson Attorney Hernando Cabrera said that the existing maintenance contract for MRT 3 is about to be terminated.
Cabrera said the maintenance contract awarded to Autre Porte Technique Global Inc. (APT) is about to expire.
The DOTC awarded the one-year maintenance contract for the MRT3 to APT in September 2013.
The MRT-3 management assures the public that it will continue its efforts to improve the train system.
It said that from 2015 to 2017, 48 brand-new coaches will be delivered in tranches to address the overcapacity of MRT-3.
Under the procurement contract, the train supplier has 18 months, or until the third quarter of 2015, to deliver its prototype unit for testing before the rest of the light rail vehicles (LRVs) arrive on a monthly basis.