Local sources have confirmed that 15 companies have attended the pre qualification conference for the Bulacan bulk water supply PPP project in Bulacan, north of Manila, Philippines.
Sources said that Filinvest Development Corp., San Miguel Corp., Megawide Construction Corp., Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc. (AEV), Maynilad Water Services, Inc. and the Lopez Group's First Balfour, Inc. have confirmed their interest in the PPP project.
Other firms that bought pre qualification documents and attended the conference were: New San Jose Builders, Inc.; Marubeni Corp.; Sojitz Corp.; Korea Water Resources Corp.; Prime Water Infrastructure Corp.; Datem Water, Inc.; and Spanish companies Accion Agua and Abengoa.
The project will be developed on a design, build, finance, operation and maintenance basis through a build-operate-transfer (BOT) contract agreement.
The Bulacan bulk water supply project is a 30-year contract to build and operate facilities for treated bulk water in Bulacan. The total investment is estimated at P24.4 billion (US$554.7 million). This bulk water supply project shall reduce groundwater extraction and use of deep wells in the province, which are currently being discouraged due to adverse environmental impact.
The project involves the following: construction of treated water transmission mains, including line appurtenances from the water treatment plants, (WTPs) to the agreed delivery/interconnection points of the municipalities; construction of WTPs and ancillary facilities; construction of treated water reservoirs; construction of pumping stations; installation of flow metering devices after the WTPs, pumping stations, transmission branch points and at the agreed delivery/interconnection points; and installation of appropriate pressure monitoring stations.
Interested parties must submit their proposals on or before 5 August 2014.
See invitation to prequalify and bid: