Economy


Surigao Airport consultancy deal announced by DoTC




Posted on October 07, 2015


THE DEPARTMENT of Transportation and Communications (DoTC) is spending P4.71 million to hire a consultant that will assess the environmental impact of the development works at the Surigao Airport.

“The DoTC now calls for the submission of eligibility documents for the conduct of an Environmental Impact Assessment Study...,” the agency said in a request for expressions of interest posted on its Web site.

Interested consultants must submit their eligibility documents by Oct. 13.

The agency will draw up a short list, with 50% of the score based on the “applicable experience” of the firm, 30% on the qualification of key personnel, and 20% on the current work load.

The DoTC will then evaluate the bids of short-listed parties using the quality-cost based evaluation/election procedure, assigning the technical and financial proposals weights of 80% and 20%, respectively.

The consultancy contract must be completed within 180 days from the issuance of the notice to proceed.

On Sept. 3, the agency put up for auction the P45.63-million contract for the widening of the runway and shoulder grade correction at Surigao Airport, making it one of eight secondary airports where developmental works are being bid out by the government.

The others are the P57.75-million deal for the asphalt overlay of runway and taxiway and apron reblocking at the Dumaguete Airport in Negros Oriental; the P75.73-million contract for the asphalt overlay of the runway and taxiway at the Virac Airport in Catanduanes; the P9.41-million deal for the construction of an apron and shoulder grade correction at the Calayan Airport in Cagayan; the P7.21-million contract for the completion of taxiway and apron of Palanan Airport in Isabela; as well as the runway paving and shoulder grade correction of the Bantayan Airport in Cebu for P9.39 million; expansion of the apron, construction of a headwall and an additional taxiway at the Catarman Airport in Northern Samar for P20.51 million; and the removal of obstacles at the Maasin Airport in Southern Leyte for P15.61 million. -- Daphne J. Magturo