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DOTr Seeks Bidders for the Cebu BRT Project



The Department of Transport has begun seeking bidders for the first package of the World Bank-funded Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (Cebu BRT) project.

The department said in its website, “The P1.05-billion contract covers sidewalk improvement and construction of trunk lines, stations, and other appurtenances from “Capitol to Cebu South Bus Terminal, including urban realm enhancement (link to the port) along Osmeña Boulevard.”

It added that the project should be completed in 240 days.

The department will do the bidding through World Bank’s international competitive bidding procedures, and the firms should not have a conflict of interest, such that it is “providing goods, works, or non-consulting services resulting from or directly related to consulting services for the preparation or implementation of a project that is provided or were provided by any affiliate that directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with that firm.”

Considered to be a conflict of interest is its link with family or business relationships and when a firm “submits more than one bid, either individually or as a joint venture partner in another bid, except for permitted alternative bids.”

“Any firm found to have a conflict of interest shall be ineligible for award of a contract,” the World Bank said.

The department said that the bidding documents may be downloaded from its website and that firms should pay a non-refundable fee of $250 for the bidding documents not later than the submission of their bids.

A pre-bid conference will be held on March 2.

“All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in the amount and form indicated in the bidding documents,” it said.

Meanwhile, the Department said regarding the Cebu BRT, expected to serve around 600,000 passengers each day, “The 13.2-kilometre bus rapid transit lane will traverse the South Road Properties (SRP) through Mambaling, up to IT Park, with 17 stations, two terminals, and one depot. Along with the BRT, there will be a 20.2-kilometre bus feeder system to run with mixed traffic, complemented with sidewalk bus stops/shelters along the following routes: Cebu IT Park-Talamban, Mambaling-Bulacao, and Talisay-SRP.”

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