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Seven companies have expressed interest to build the US$56 million Integrated Transport System (ITS) for the Cavite Southwest Terminal in the Philippines under the public-private sector partnership scheme.
The seven companies were identified as:
The Transportation Department gave all the parties until May 15 this year to submit their bids.
The terminal will connect passengers from Cavite to other transport systems such as the future Light Rail Transit Line 1 south extension to Bacoor as well as city bus, taxi, and other public utility vehicles plying Metro Manila.
The project includes the financing, design and construction of passenger terminal building, arrival and departure bays, public information system, ticketing and baggage handling facilities and park-ride facilities. The winning contractor will also operate and maintain the terminal for a period of 35 years.
The project will be implemented using a Build-Transfer-Operate arrangement.
A bidder shall have local or international experience in the operation and maintenance of one or more bus terminals with a cumulative bus parking capacity of at least 40 passenger buses with a minimum parking capacity of at least 20 buses in each terminal.