THE Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) said it opened Wednesday the tender for the utilities concessions for New Clark City.
In a statement, the agency said it has invited prospective joint venture (JV) partners for the development of an electric power distribution system and water and wastewater infrastructure in New Clark City.
The bid documents and the information memorandum on the two projects have been made available for purchase by potential investors.
A pre-eligibility conference for both projects will be held on May 29 at the BCDA office in Bonifacio Global City.
BCDA hopes to award the contracts for both projects by September.
The BCDA, which is overseeing the development of the former US military reservations in Pampanga and Tarlac has also recently invited interested parties to the pre-bid conference on May 21 for the operations and maintenance contract of Clark International Airport.
Targeted for awarding by the end of August, the contract covers the management, operations and maintenance of the airport’s existing terminal; and the completion, fit-out and management, operations, and maintenance of the proposed new terminal building.
The government is positioning New Clark City as a green and disaster-resilient metropolis, which it hopes will also ease the worsening congestion in Metro Manila.
The first phase of the project covers 60 hectares which will feature the National Government Administrative Center. This will serve a hub for backup offices of various government agencies and a sports complex being constructed in time for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.
The new metropolis will also have mixed-use residential, commercial, agro-industrial, educational institutions, and information technology development zones. — Janina C. Lim