Sunwest Secures Bicol Airport Contract

May 22, 2013

The Sunwest Construction Development Corporation (SCDC) has been cleared by the Regional Trial Court of Mandaluyung City to begin construction of the 1.2 billion pesos Daraga Airport Project phase 1 after the court confirmed the awards by DOTC of the contract to the company.

The 1.2 billion contract includes airside development covering the runway strip construction, concrete paving of runway, construction of taxiway, rigid pavement, and other peripheral works.

Legal challenges has been thrown by losing bidders, BSP & Co Inc and 4B Construction Corp.on the capacity of the company to undertake the bid. Judge Maria A. Cancino-Erum of RTC Branch 211 dismissed both companies' petition for lack of jurisdiction.

On October 22, 2012, the DOTC Bids and Awards Committee opened the bids submitted for the project and declared SCDC as the lowest bidder with its P708 million offer, which was 20 percent lower than the government's floor price.

There will be separate bidding for the construction of the passenger terminal building and other landside components.

Meanwhile, four groups has been pre-qualified to bid for the P120.4 million consulting and engineering services contract for for the proposed Daraga airport project.

The four groups are:
1. Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Ltd.
2. Filipinas Dravo Corp and Key Engineers Co. and Proconsult Inc.
3. Schema Konsult Inc. and Pertconsult, International, DCCD Engineering Corp., and Philipp's Technical Consultants Corp.; and
4. TCGI Engineers, Urban Integrated Consultants Inc., and Engineering & Development Corp. of the Philippines.

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