Independent consultant for Mactan-Cebu airport sought

Posted at 06/20/14 4:44 PM

MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is looking to tap an independent consultant for the Mactan-Cebu international airport project.

The DOTC has allocated P122.6 million for the independent consultant for the PPP project that was awarded to the consortium of Megawide Construction Corp. and Bangalore-based GMR.

"The DOTC now calls for the submission of eligibility documents for the procurement of consulting service of an independent consultant for the MCIA PPP project," the department said.

Interested parties are given until June 21 to submit their eligibility documents to the DOTC Bids and Awards Committee (BAC).

The criteria for the short-listing of bidders include: 45 percent for applicable experience, 45 percent for qualification of key personnel, and 10 percent for current workload.

DOTC spokesperson Michael Arthur Sagcal said an independent consultant will "act as government’s engineer and representative in monitoring the project’s progress and ensuring compliance by the concessionaire with its obligations."

The GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC) was awarded the P17.5 billion contract to upgrade and expand the Mactan-Cebu airport.  It will take over the country's second busiest airport starting October 2014.