Philippines’ Department of Transport has launched the invitation for bids for three civil works packages on Malolos-Clark railway project.
The tender envisages building and civil engineering works for three viaducts totaling 45 km and the construction of 5 stations. The bids must be delivered on May 10th, 2019 and must be accompanied by a bid security in the amount of USD 12 million for each package.
The first package includes a 17-km railway viaduct and two stations, the second one envisages a viaduct with a length of 16 km, including one station, and the third one, includes a 12-km railway viaduct and two stations.
The bidding documents have been prepared separately for each package and shall be bid as separate contracts. If the bidder intends to propose multi-package discount, he may propose/ offer discount for the combination of any two or all three packages combined. Discount would be specified in the letter of bid of the relevant combination of packages.
As the project is financed by the Asian Development Bank, the bidder and all parties constituting the bidder, shall have the nationality of an ADB member country.
The bidder must have an average annual construction turnover of over USD 1 billion per package and a minimum available finance of USD 60 million per package.
The Malolos-Clark railway project envisages the construction of a 53-km line and 7 elevated stations linking Metro Manila and Clark International Airport. The total value of the project is USD 3.2 billion of which ADB will offer a USD 2 billion financing under three tranches (USD 1 billion, and two other tranches of USD 500 million each) and Japan International Cooperation Agency will cover the costs with a USD 1 billion co-financing. The Government will allot USD 200 million.
According to project’s schedule, the project should be completed at the end of 2023.
The new railway line will provide affordable, reliable and safe public transport, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and cut the journey time by half to less than one hour.