THE Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) is looking for potential bidders for the P423.24-million maintenance contract of the Manila Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1).
The LRTA said that through its Corporate Operating Budget, it intends to apply the sum of P423.24 million as the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC). Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening. The contract period is one year.
Bidding will be conducted through an open competitive bidding procedure using a non-discretionary “pass/fail” criterion as specified in the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (R-IRR) of Republic Act No. 9184, or the Government Procurement Reform Act.
Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or organizations with at least 60 percent interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines.
A complete set of bidding documents may be purchased by interested bidders on June 27 until not later than the deadline for the submission and receipt of bids and upon payment of a non-refundable fee for the bidding documents in the amount of P50,000. The closing date, according to the LRTA, is August 13, 2014.
LRTA said that a pre-bid conference shall be open to all interested bidders. Parties who have not purchased the bidding documents shall be allowed to participate and may raise pertinent queries or clarifications. However, only those who have purchased the bidding documents shall be allowed to raise or submit written queries/clarifications after the pre- bid conference.
The submission and opening of the bid will be held publicly in the presence of the bidders’ authorized representatives who choose to attend. Late bids shall not be accepted. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in the Instruction to the Bidders and the Bid Data Sheet.
LRTA said that it reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids, to annul the bidding process, and to reject all bids at any time prior to contract awarding, without incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders.
The present LRT rail line stretches 20.7 kilometers and has 21 stations from Roosevelt Avenue in Quezon City to Baclaran in Pasay City.