09 May 2018
The Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) afforded interested bidders the opportunity to clarify any concerns they have on the bidding document, the scope of work and other details relative to the procurement of a one (1) year Operation and Maintenance Service Contract (OMSC) for the 650-megawatt (MW) Malaya Thermal Power Plant (MTPP) through a pre-bid conference held last 02 May 2018.
In a published Invitation to Bid, the contract has an Approved Budget for the Contract of PhP264 million. The OMSC, which will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures, is open to both local and foreign subjects, subject to eligibility conditions provided in the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 9184, also known as the Government Procurement Reform Act.
To clarify queries from all bidders, the deadline for Submission of Bids has been moved to 30 May 2018, after which bid opening shall begin at 10:15 AM. This extension will encourage and provide bidders ample time to secure bid documents at the PSALM office in Diliman, Quezon City and pay a nonrefundable fee of PhP50,000. A Supplemental Bid Bulletin will be published in the PSALM Website and sent to interested bidders to officially announce modifications in the bid schedules.
To date, eight (8) companies have expressed interest, three (3) of which already bought bid documents.
The MTPP is being managed by PSALM through an OMSC. The current operator of the power plant is STX Marine Service Co. Ltd whose contract will expire on 24 August 2018.
Located in Pililla, Rizal, the MTPP was designated in 2014 as a must-run unit (MRU) by the Department of Energy. As an MRU, it is compelled to run and provide the needed power supply as deemed necessary to ensure reliability of power supply in the Luzon grid, especially in times of supply shortfall, system security and voltage support.
In 1995, it was rehabilitated by Korea Electric Power Corp. under a 15-year rehabilitate-operate-manage-maintain agreement.
Corporate Communications Division