Pier 5 construction starts in March — CPA

By: Doris C. Bongcac - Editor/CDN Digital | February 27,2021 - 08:29 AM

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MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – The Cebu Port Commission (CPC) has already given its authority for the planned construction of Pier 5 to commence next month.

General Manager Leonilo Miole said that the Cebu Ports Authority (CPA) will proceed with the issuance of the Notice of Award, Notice to Proceed and the signing of the contract ahead of the official start of the project’s groundworks and construction that is scheduled before the end of March 2021.

CPA, in an advisory, announced the implementation of the Pier 5 baseport project following the competition of procurement activities for the P500 million port project and after it received the approval of CPC during their board meeting held on Monday, February 22.

The project has an approved budget of P508,340,279 which will be financed through the CPA corporate budget and is scheduled for completion on May 2022.

“This is one of the major port infrastructure projects of CPA to help decongest the Cebu Baseport by providing additional berthing space and cargo area,” the CPA’s advisory reads.

The project is a 155-meter long by 50-meter wide reinforced concrete pier with the same concrete deck elevation, mooring facilities and back-up area coverage as Pier 4.

“It can provide approximately 7,750 sq.m. additional cargo back-up area and 360 linear meters of berthing space. With a projected draft of 8.5 to 11 meters, this project is also aimed to accommodate the projected increase of domestic cargo and vessel traffic in Cebu,” the CPA advisory said.

CPA, earlier, called for a rebidding of the project after all four of those that were considered as eligible during the conduct of the first bidding were eventually disqualified because of their failure to comply with the equipment requirement.

During the opening of bids on February 8, only BNR Const. & Dev’t Corp/A.S.T Builders JV and Equi-Parco Construction Company were declared as eligible.

BNR Const. & Dev’t Corp/A.S.T Builders JV submitted the lowest bid price of P507,445,064.27.

After the bid evaluation and post qualification processes initiated by the CPA procurement committee, BNR Const. & Dev’t Corp/A.S.T Builders JV was declared as the bidder with the lowest calculated and responsive bid.

The other participating bidders were Marra Builders Inc., UKC Builders, Inc., Sunwest Const. & Dev’t Corp./A.T Tan Construction Corp. JV, and F. Gurrea Construction Inc./WTG Construction and Dev’t Corporation JV.

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