PSALM sets bidding for Cebu Thermal coal requirements

15 Apr 2013

The Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management (PSALM) Corporation has opened the bidding for the procurement of the coal requirements of the Cebu Thermal Power Plant (CTPP).

According to PSALM President and CEO Emmanuel R. Ledesma, Jr., "the procurement of the plant's coal requirements would ensure a more stable power supply particularly in the Visayas grid."

The Invitation to Bid (ITB) published on Tuesday, 02 April 2013, states that the procurement project will involve the supply and delivery of 88,000 metric tons (± 10%) of imported steaming coal with an Approved Budget for the Contract of USD11.5 million (USD11,454,939.00).

As a requisite for eligibility and for the issuance of the bidding documents, prospective bidders are required to pay a nonrefundable fee of PhP50,000.00. The bidding documents will then be issued beginning Tuesday, 02 April 2013, at the PSALM main office in Makati City. The documents can also be downloaded from the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) or from the PSALM website (

A Supplemental Bid Bulletin was posted in PhilGEPS and the PSALM website last 08 April 2013, which states that the pre-bid conference will be moved to 11 April 2013 from the originally published date of 10 April 2013. The procedures and the salient features of the CTPP coal procurement project will be discussed with the parties who have bought the bidding documents.

Deadline for the submission of bids is on 08 May 2013, at 10 a.m. to be followed by the opening and evaluation of the offers at 10:30 a.m.

The CTPP is a PSALM-owned power plant that supplies electricity to the Visayas grid. The facility has an installed capacity of 109.3 megawatts consisting of two units. Its 36-hectare land in Colon, Naga City, Cebu is located near the major load centers of Cebu City and Mactan.

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