Prison PPP bid date postponed

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THE bid submission for the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) P50.18-billion regional prison facilities public-private partnership (PPP) project has been rescheduled for a later date in April.

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The submission of bidding documents was originally scheduled for March 22 but in a general bid bulletin (GBB) issued by the Pre-qualification, Bids and Awards Committee, interested bidders were advised that it has been rescheduled to April 20, 2016.

“Please be informed that the deadline for submission of bidding documents is moved from March 22, 2016 to April 20, 2016, until 1:00 PM, as resolved by the PBAC . . .” the announcement read.

The P50.18 billion project will entail the construction and maintenance of a modern prison facility in Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija.

The PPP project aims to build a suitable prison facility with adequate living spaces, and facilities to address the basic needs of inmates incarcerated in the existing penal facilities such as the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) and the Correctional Institution for Women (CIW).

The facility will accommodate 26,880 inmates, including staff housing and administrative buildings and areas where the inmates can engage in sports, work and religious activity.

The winning bidder will be responsible for the financing, detailed design and construction, and maintenance of the prison facility. A number of supporting accommodation and building-related services may be outsourced as part of the PPP agreement, such as laundry, waste treatment and disposal, sewage water treatment and power generation.

Interested bidders thus far include Megawide, DM Consunji Inc., San Miguel Corporation, and Mega Structure Consortium.

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