The Philippine Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has deferred the submission of pre-qualification documents for the operation and maintenance (O&M) contract for Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT-2).
The deadline for the submission of prequalification documents for the public private partnership (PPP) project has been extended to 27 January from 15 December. This is the second extension given by the DOTC as the original schedule was last 20 November.
In total 12 teams have been created to participate in the project. The teams are the following:
The winning bidder would operate and maintain the existing 13.8-kilometer LRT-2 from C. M. Recto Ave. in Avenida, Manila to Santolan in Pasig City with 11 stations as well as the proposed extension project covering an additional 4.19 kilometers and two stations all the way to Masinag in Antipolo City.
The winner would also operate and maintain other future extension of the LRT-2 system. The extension is expected to further increase the current 200,000 daily passenger volume of the mass transit system that traverses the cities of Manila, San Juan, Quezon City, Marikina and Pasig.
The total project investment is estimated at P9.7 billion (US$216.7 million)
The tender process was issued by the Philippine DOTC last September.