• PPA opens bidding for P542M projects

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    THE Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is seeking bidders for the construction, expansion and rehabilitation of four ports with a combined project cost of P543 million.

    In an invitation to bid published on Tuesday, the PPA said it is inviting interested parties to participate in the bidding for the construction or upgrade of the four ports in Baybay, Leyte; Tubigon, Bohol; Calapan, Oriental Mindoro; and Tabaco City, Albay.

    The first project involves the construction of a 7,085-square meter back-up area and reinforced concrete (RC) pier extension in the Port of Baybay, Leyte with a project duration of 360 calendar days.

    The contract is worth P79.76 million, while the cost of bid documents is P50,000. The PPA said issuance of bid documents is from April 14 to May 6, and the pre-bid conference is set on April 23. Submission and opening of bids is on May 6.

    The second project is the proposed Tubigon Port Expansion Project in the Port of Tubigon in Tubigon, Bohol. This project involves the construction of an RC pier extension of 1,188 sq m as well as a port lighting system. Project duration is 540 calendar days.

    The contract is worth P212.59 million and the cost of bid documents is also P50,000.
    Issuance of bid documents, pre-bid conference, and submission and opening of bids follow the same schedule as the first project.

    The third project is the construction of a port operations building at the Port of Calapa in Oriental Mindoro.

    The PPA said the project involves the construction of a two-storey port operation building with a 2,460 sq m floor area, including roof deck, among others.

    The contract is worth P52.44 million. The cost of bid documents is P50,000, issuance of bid documents is on April 14 to May 7, pre-bid conference is on April 23, submission and opening of bids is on May 7 and the project duration is 360 calendar days.

    The fourth project is the rehabilitation/upgrading of a damaged wharf in Port Tabaco, Tabaco City, Albay.

    The contract for this project is worth P198.55 million and the cost of bid documents is P50,000.

    Issuance of bid documents up to opening of bids follows the same schedule as the third project while the project duration is 480 calendar days.

    In March, PPA reported that its net income last year grew 15 percent to P4.26 billion from the P3.70 billion recorded in 2013.

    Port revenues rose 25 percent to P12.46 billion from P9.99 billion in 2013 while total expenses jumped 9.68 percent to P6.47 billion. Operating expenditures grew by P557 million or 8.88 percent to P6.83 billion.

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