The state-owned Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) said seven firms have expressed interest in the long-term lease of a two-hectare property along the 94-km Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) and its development into a service area.
BCDA President and CEO Arnel Paciano D. Casanova said the firms that attended the pre-bid conference last March 07, 2014 for the SCTEX Macangcung Area were Double Dragon Properties Corporation, LBC Express Business Solutions/Development, Manila North Tollways Corporation, Northern Star Energy, and Northwalk Land, Inc., PTT Philippines Corporation, and Seaoil Philippines, Inc.
“We look forward to the eventual submission of bids by these firms when the BCDA undertakes the public bidding for the SCTEX Service Area,” Casanova said.
Earlier, Casanova said the development of the SCTEX Ma–cangcung Service Area involves the establishment, operation and maintenance of a gasoline station with amenities. He said the amenities of the service area would include, among others, rest rooms, sufficient and adequate parking slots, emergency First Aid station, potable water and lighting system, emergency vehicle repair shop and convenience stores.
The SCTEX Macangcung Service Area lot is located in Brgy. Santiago, Concepcion, Tarlac. It is located at the Clark-bound/north-bound direction of the Clark-Tarlac segment.
BCDA chairperson of the Asset Disposition Program Committee Atty. Nena D. Radoc said interested parties may still buy the Terms of Reference (TOR) until April 02, 2014, the new deadline for purchase of TOR.
She said interested bidders could purchase the TOR for a non-refundable fee of Php50,000 payable to BCDA in manager’s check until April 02, 2014 at the BCDA Corporate Center, 2nd Floor, Bonifacio Technology Center, 31st St. corner 2nd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City. The TOR may also be viewed in the BCDA website www.bcda.gov.ph.
Radoc said the minimum starting annual fixed lease would be Php 3.5 million , starting on the fifth year and subject to a five percent annual escalation. Thus, there will be a rent-free period from the first to fourth year of the lease period.
She said that upon contract signing the winning bidder shall remit to BCDA a Security Deposit equivalent to the winning bid and shall post a Surety Bond with a face value of Php7 million.
The deadline for the submission of the eligibility documents and final proposal by bidders is on April 04, 2014 at 12 p.m.