The Municipality of Baggao, Philippines, has launched an invitation to pre-qualify and bid for the Baggao water supply PPP project.
The municipality invites interested private groups to participate in the bidding of its first public-private partnership (PPP) initiative that will provide potable piped water supply service in the municipality.
The P84 million (US$1.82 million) Baggao Water Supply Project is expected to serve initially the municipality's 24 barangays with an estimated 21,160 population. It involves bulk water source development, transmission, and distribution to individual household level connections.
The private proponent will finance, design, and construct the water supply facilities, including bulk water source, storage facilities, and transmission and distribution lines. It will also be responsible for operating and maintaining the facilities over the 25 years cooperation period.
The project will be awarded through a design, build, operate and transfer (DBOT) contractual arrangement following a competitive two-stage public bidding process.
Interested parties have until November 9, 2015 to submit their letters of intent and prequalification requirements. Prior to this, an Investors Forum and Project Site Visit are set to be conducted this October 19 in Baggao, Cagayan.
At present, Baggao does not have a Level III water service and majority of the population get their water through individual shallow wells. Level III water service refers to the pipeline distribution system where customers get water directly through individually metered connections.