QUEZON CITY – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) scheduled a Pre-qualification (PQ) conference for the regional airport Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects this month.

The agency released General Bid Bulletin (GBB) 02-2017 on February 22 inviting investors to join the PQ conference of the five regional airports namely Bohol, Laguindingan, Davao, Bacolod, and Iloilo on March 13, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM at the DOTr's office: 16th Floor, Unit 166, The Columbia Tower, Ortigas Avenue, Mandaluyong City. The companies that will attend the PQ conference are instructed to pre-register no later than 5:00 PM Manila time on March 9, 2017. For registration, attendees should send an e-mail indicating the name/s of and organization/s represented by the participants at pbacregairports@gmail.com. The GBB also indicated that all pre-qualified bidders in the bundled projects and prospective bidders in the unbundled projects, even those that have not yet purchased the "Invitation Documents" namely Invitation to Prequalify to Bid, Invitations to Prospective Bidders, and Project Information Memoranda are also invited to attend the conference. On January 24 this year, the Transport department bid out the unbundled five regional airports after the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board's approval on November 14, 2016, of the unbundling of these airport PPP projects. These airport PPP projects are part of the government's objective to develop international gateways in the countryside.

Source: Philippines Information Agency

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