• Southwest winning bid known today


    THE financial proposal of the winning bidder for the P2.5-billion ITS-Southwest Terminal Project will be opened on Tuesday, January 13, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) said on Monday.

    In a bid bulletin, DOTC said, “Please be informed that the financial proposals of the qualified bidders with complying technical proposals for the ITS-Southwest Terminal Project shall be opened on January 13.”

    On January 5, DOTC reported that Filinvest Land Inc. and MWM Terminals qualified for the ITS-Southwest Terminal Project.

    Last month, only the two companies out of the 16 that first expressed interest in the project submitted prequalification bid documents.

    The DOTC earlier said that “Although we would have preferred to have more groups participating in the bid, we are nevertheless satisfied to have two established and reputable companies competing for the project.”

    The terminal, which will be built on a 2.9-hectare area, will connect passengers coming from Cavite to other urban transport systems such as city buses, taxis and other public utility vehicles that serve the inner Metro Manila, as well as the future LRT1 South Extension.

    The ITS-Southwest Terminal will include a passenger terminal building, arrival and departure bays, public information systems, ticketing and baggage handling facilities and park-ride facilities.

    The winning bidder will build, operate and manage the said terminal for 35 years.
    Earlier, the DOTC identified the 16 firms that bought bidding documents for the project, namely: 1. D.M. Wenceslao and Associates, Inc. 2. Ayala Land, Inc. 3. Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. 4. San Miguel Corp. 5. Vicente T. Lao Construction 6. Egis Projects 7. Robinsons Land Corp. 8. Filinvest Land, Inc. 9. Megawide Construction Corp. 10. Ayala Corp., 11. State Properties Corp. 12. Expedition Construction Corp. 13. MGS Construction, Inc. 14. Altus San Nicolas Corp. 15. Megaworld Corp. 16. Tutuban Properties.


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