PSALM opens bidding for Naga Complex OMSC

18 Jan 2013

The Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management (PSALM) Corporation Friday (18 January 2013) has commenced its procurement of the operation and maintenance service contract (OMSC) for the 145.8-megawatt (MW) Naga Power Plant Complex (NPPC) located in Naga City, Cebu.

In a published Invitation to Bid, PSALM noted that the one-year NPPC OMSC has an approved budget of PhP319 million (PhP319,389,297.00), and will be sourced from its 2013 Corporate Operating Budget.

PSALM also stressed that the procurement project is open to bidders who have completed, within five (5) years before the date of submission and receipt of bids, a contract that is similar to the NPPC OMSC.

The deadline for the submission and receipt of bids is on 12 February 2013, at 1:00 p.m. The opening and evaluation of bids will immediately follow at 1:30 p.m.

Likewise, interested parties can obtain a complete set of the Bidding Documents upon payment of a non-refundable fee of PhP50,000.00 either in cash or check beginning on 18 January 2013.

On 30 January 2013 at 2:00 p.m., PSALM will hold a Pre-bid Conference for interested parties to discuss the Bidding Procedures.

"The procurement project has been approved by the PSALM Board of Directors and is in accordance with government procurement policies," PSALM President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel R. Ledesma, Jr. said.

Last month, PSALM extended the NPPC OMSC for another three (3) months with the current operator, SPC Power Corporation (SPC).

PSALM decided on a second extension of the NPPC OMSC with SPC after successive failed attempts in 2012 to secure a new one-year contract for the Visayas-based power facilities. The extended contract expires on 25 March 2013.

The Naga Complex consists of three (3) thermal 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 (6) diesel-fed power units with a capacity of 6.5 MW each.

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