The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) said on Tuesday that it hopes to award soon to the lowest bidder the consulting and engineering works for the 4.2-kilometer eastward extension of the Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT 2) to the Masinag area in Cainta, Rizal.
“I think we are post qualifying the lowest complying bidder who will do the DED [detailed engineering design]post equal hopefully we could award,” said Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya.
He added that, “The Foresight Development and Surveying Co., in association with Soosung Engineering Co. Ltd. and Korea Rail Network Authority Consortium opened last Friday [with the lowest]price bid of P247.4 million. Will now evaluate the financial proposal hope to award by December 2013.”
Earlier, the DOTC shortlisted five firms to perform consulting and engineering works for the 4.2-kilometer eastward extension of the LRT 2 to the Masinag area.
The LRT 2 Extension Project will add 4.2 kilometers to the railway from the existing Santolan Station at Marcos Highway, Pasig City, all the way to the intersection of Marcos Highway and Sumulong Highway in Masinag, Cainta.
In a notice of eligibility and shortlisting issued earlier, the DOTC informed the following groups that they had qualified to bid for the P350-million project: Science and Vision for Technology Inc., in association with Yooshin Engineering Corp.; Foresight Development in association with Soosung Engineering and Korea Rail Network Authority Consortium; J.F. Cancio and Associates, in association with Development Engineering and Management Corp., Engineering and Development Corp. of the Philippines, Filipinas Dravo Corp., TCGI Engineers, Urban Integrated Consultants Inc., and Oriental Consultants Co. Ltd.; Schema Konsult Inc., in association with Pertconsult International, KE Asia Inc., DCCD Engineering Corp., Key Engineers Co. and Proconsult Inc.; and Systra Philippines, in association with Philipps Technical Consultants Corp.
The project was originally bidded earlier this year, but the DOTC was forced to declare a failure of bidding in February when only one of the interested parties was able to meet the eligibility requirements.