THE Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) has postponed by a month the bidding for the maintenance contract of Light Rail Transit (LRT) Lines 1 and 2 to allow more time for bidders to thoroughly study the bid documents and prepare reasonable bids.
In a bid bulletin, the LRTA said the scheduled pre-bid conference and deadline for submission and opening of bids for the P423.24 million one-year contract to maintain LRT 1 that was earlier set for August 22 and September 12, respectively, had been moved to August 29 and October 1.
Comm Builders is the current maintenance provider for LRT1.
LRT1 runs from Taft Avenue to Roosevelt in Quezon City. Passenger traffic last year rose to 171.80 million from the previous year’s 170.72 million.
The LRTA also said the deadline of submission and opening of bids for the P1.33 billion three-year maintenance contract for the LRTA Line 2 System, currently set for August 29, 2014, has been moved to September 24, 2014.
The deadline was moved following changes in the project’s term of reference.
LRT2 is a 13.8-kilometer mass transit line that traverses five cities in Metro Manila—Pasig, Marikina, Quezon, San Juan and Manila.