The Philippines Department of Justice (DOJ) has moved again the submission date of pre-qualification (PQ) documents for the Regional Prison Facilities PPP project.
Prospective bidders are given until June 11 to submit their PQ documents. Interested investors can still purchase the bid documents of the project.
As of date, three prospective bidders have shown interest in the project:
The Regional Prison Facilities will entail the design, financing, construction, and maintenance of the modern prison facilities that will be constructed at Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija. It will accommodate 26,880 inmates, including staff housing and administrative buildings, areas for rehabilitation (sports, work and religious activity), and will be installed with high security equipment.
A number of supporting accommodation and building-related services may be outsourced as part of the PPP agreement, such as laundry, waste treatment and disposal, sewage water treatment and power generation.
The total project investment is estimated at P50.2 billion (US$1120 million).
The prison will belong to the national prison system managed by the Bureau of Corrections under the DOJ. It will accommodate the transfer of inmates from New Bilibid Prison in Muntinupla and Correctional Institution for Women in Mandaluyong, both of which are scheduled to be closed.