The government of Philippines, through the Department of Justice (DOJ), has launched a request for qualification (RFQ) for the Regional Prison Facilities PPP project.
The prison is to be built in the region of Central Luzon on the territory of the municipality of General Tinio. Specifically, the project will be developed on a 500-hectare site in Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija.
The proposed facility 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.
The project will entail the financing, designing, construction and maintenance of a modern prison facility. It will be developed under a Build-Transfer-Maintain (BTM) contractual arrangement
The total project investment is estimated at P50.11 billion (US$1123 million).
A pre-qualification conference will be held on 9 April 2015. Interested parties must submit their qualification documents on or before 6 May 2015.
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.
See pre-qualification documents: