PSALM seeks operator for Naga complex

08 Feb 2012

The Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management (PSALM) Corporation commenced the selection process for an operator for the 145.8-megawatt (MW) Naga Power Plant Complex whose Rehabilitate-Operate-Maintain-and-Manage (ROMM) contract will expire in March 2012.

PSALM announced the procurement of the Operation and Maintenance Service Contract (OMSC) for the Naga facility through an Invitation to Bid published on Monday, 06 February 2012.

"This procurement project, recently approved by the PSALM Board, will ensure the continued operation of the Naga complex after the expiration next month of the ROMM contract between National Power Corporation and Salcon Power Corporation," said PSALM President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel R. Ledesma Jr.

The ROMM agreement, which began in1994, officially ends on 25 March 2012 at 12 noon.

Interested parties are required to pay a non-refundable fee of PhP50,000 to signify their participation. The amount will also cover the issuance of the bidding documents.

To clarify issues and concerns on the bidding documents, PSALM will conduct a Pre-Bid Conference for prospective bidders on 14 February 2012, 2 p.m., at its main office in Makati City.

PSALM specified that a bidder must have completed a contract similar to the project "within five years from the date of submission and receipt of bids."

The deadline for submission and receipt of bids is 27 February 2012, 2 p.m., with the evaluation of bids following shortly at 2:15 p.m.

The Naga complex consists of three power plants that use a combination of diesel, bunker C oil and coal as fuel. These are the coal-fired 50-MW Cebu Thermal Power Plant 1 and 56.8-MW Cebu Thermal Power Plant 2; and the 39-MW Cebu Diesel Power Plant 1 which consists of six diesel-fed power units with a capacity of 6.5 MW each.

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