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San Fernando town port rebid seen

The CPA clarified that the winning bidder will not only implement the civil works of the project but will also has to demolish the existing and dilapidated pier

Rico Osmeña

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The Cebu Port Authority (CPA) disclosed that the P336-million Port Project in the Town of San Fernando, Cebu will be undergoing rebidding.

In a statement, the CPA said it was the third bidding held after the government failed to award the port project.

The firms that participated in the bidding were F. Gurrea Construction Inc., Hi-tone Construction and Development Corporation, Premium Megastructures Inc. and the joint venture formed between RCDG Construction Corporation, BSP & Company Inc. and Grat Swiss Metal Builders Corporation.

Special Bids and Awards Committee (SBAC) chair Glenn Sarador, in an interview with Daily Tribune, disclosed that Premium Megastructures Inc. was the lone eligible bidder, adding that the three other bidders were declared “ineligible” while one prospective bidder did not submit its bid.

The CPA clarified that the winning bidder will not only implement the civil works of the project but will also has to demolish the existing and dilapidated pier.

“The lowest eligible and responsive bidder will have to conduct the demolition of existing dilapidated Pier, and will construct a New Roro Port facility at Port of San Fernando, Cebu,” the CPA added.

The project is eyeing to put up a new port in Barangay South Poblacion that will cover 40 hectares.

“The new Roro Port Facility, once completed, will form part of the Central Spine Roro Route Project of the Department of Transportation, which aims to ensure that roro facilities are in place to serve the needs of the trade and tourism sectors and maintain inter-island connectivity,” the CPA said.

Once operational, the new port will accommodate vessels with routes covering San Fernando, Tubigon and Jagna ports in Bohol, Mambajao and Mahinog in Camiguin Island, Balingoan town and Cagayan de Oro City in Misamis Oriental.

CPA public affairs officer Maryknoll Lague said SBAC will conduct a detailed bid evaluation for Premium Megastructures Inc. and once declared as lone calculated bidder, the SBAC Technical Working Group will conduct Post-qualification on the submitted technical, legal and financial requirements.

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