State-run Bases Conversion and Development Authority started the tender process for the selection of joint venture partners to design, build, finance, operate and maintain power and water distribution in New Clark City, the country’s newest economic center.
The agency published the invitation bids in major newspapers for the selection of a joint venture partner to develop the electric power distribution system and another partner for the water and wastewater infrastructure in the new metropolis.
Interested proponents are asked to purchase the eligibility documents and the information memorandum on the two projects from BCDA’s corporate office in Bonifacio Global City.
A pre-eligibility conference for both utilities will be held on May 29 at the same building. The pre-eligibility conference for electric power distribution was scheduled at 10 a.m., while the pre-eligibility conference for water and wastewater infrastructure will be held 2 p.m.
BCDA said it was expecting to award the contracts for both projects by September 2018.
The 9,450-hectare New Clark City is envisioned to be the country’s first smart, disaster-resilient and sustainable city.
The first phase of the development covering 60 hectares will feature the National Government Administrative Center that will house back-up offices of various government agencies and a world-class sports complex that will host the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.
The new metropolis will also have mixed-use residential, commercial, agro-industrial, educational and information technology developments.