PSALM opens bidding for ELO requirements of power barges

11 Apr 2013

The Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management (PSALM) Corporation has launched the bidding for the procurement of engine lubricating oil (ELO) for Power Barges (PB) 101-104 through the publication of an Invitation to Bid (ITB) on Thursday, 11 April 2013.

"We need to ensure the reliability of these barges, which usually cater to the additional power requirements of the Visayas and Mindanao grids during peak hours," said PSALM President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel R. Ledesma, Jr.

The ITB indicates that PB 101, 102 and 103 will each need 120,000 liters of ELO, while PB 104 will require 240,000 liters. The combined Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) for the supply and delivery of the ELO requirements of the four barges is PhP56.7 million (PhP56,738,197.00).

The ELO requirements of PB 101 has an approved ABC of PhP11.3 million (PhP11,321,730); PB 102, PhP11.3 million (PhP11,321,730); PB 103, PhP11.4 million (PhP11,419,049); and PB 104, PhP22.7 million (PhP22,675,688).

The ITB requires prospective bidders to pay a nonrefundable fee of PhP25,000.00 for each power barge as a requisite for eligibility and issuance of the bidding documents which will be issued beginning Thursday, 11 April 2013, at the PSALM main office in Makati City. The documents can also be downloaded from the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System or from the PSALM website (

PSALM will conduct the pre-bid conference for parties who have bought the bidding documents on Friday, 19 April 2013, starting at 10:30 a.m. at its main office to discuss the procedures and the salient features of the procurement project.

Deadline for the submission of bids for the ELO requirements is on Friday, 03 May 2013, at 10 a.m. to be followed by the opening and evaluation of the offers at 10:30 a.m.

Commissioned in 1981, PBs 101 and 102 are currently moored at Bo. Obrero, Iloilo City, while PBs 103 and 104, which were commissioned in 1985, are moored at Botongon, Estancia, Iloilo, and at the Holcim Compound, Ilang, Davao City, respectively.

PBs 101, 102, 103 and 104 are nominal 32-megawatt (MW) barge-mounted bunker-fired diesel generating power stations that consist of four identical Hitachi-Sulzer diesel generator units rated at 8 MW each.

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