03 Jul 2015
The Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management (PSALM) Corporation on Tuesday (30 June 2015) has commenced its procurement of the operation and maintenance service contract (OMSC) for the 650-megawatt (MW) Malaya Thermal Power Plant Complex (MTPP) located in Malaya, Pililla, Rizal.
In a published Invitation to Bid, PSALM noted that the one-year MTTP OMSC has an Approved Budget for Contract (ABC) of PhP457.3 million (PhP457,277,184.00), which will be sourced through its 2015 and 2016 Corporate Operating Budgets.
Prospective bidders for the OMSC will be subjected to open competitive bidding procedures using nondiscretionary "pass/fail" criterion in accordance with Republic Act No. 9184, the Government Procurement Reform Act.
PSALM announced that interested parties can get a complete set of the bidding documents from its Makati City office beginning 30 June 2015 upon payment of a nonrefundable fee of PhP50,000.
To afford prospective bidders the opportunity to clarify their concerns on the provisions of the bidding documents, PSALM will hold a pre-bid conference on 17 July 2015 at 2 p.m. at the 6th Floor of the Bankmer Building in Makati.
Submission of bids is on or before 12:00 noon of 29 July 2015, after which the opening and evaluation of bids will follow at 1:00 p.m. Late bids will be rejected outright.
"Through this procurement project, PSALM hopes to ensure the continued maintenance and operation of the Malaya TPP as a security plant for the Luzon Grid," PSALM Officer-in-Charge Lourdes S. Alzona said.
In a circular, the Department of Energy (DOE) has formally designated the MTPP as a Must Run Unit (MRU) in order to address any instability or supply deficiency that may occur as a result of sudden unavailability of any of the operating power plants in the grid.
The MTPP is forecasted to continue operating as an MRU until its privatization schedule is finalized by the DOE.
The Malaya TPP is being managed by PSALM through an OMSC. The current operator of the power plant is STX Marine Service Co. Ltd.
Situated in Pililia, Rizal Province, the Malaya plant was rehabilitated in 1995 by the Korea Electric Power Corporation under a 15-year rehabilitate-operate-manage-maintain agreement. It consists of a 300-MW unit with a once-through type boiler and a 350-MW unit fitted with a conventional boiler.
Corporate Communications Division