CEBU City’s special bids and awards (BAC) committee for the construction of the new Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) has decided to bid out the entire P600-million fund set aside for the project.
It will also remove special conditions for interested bidders that were included in the previous bidding.
In an interview yesterday, City Legal Office Chief Atty. Jerone Castillo, who is a member of the special BAC, said the Department of Engineering and Public Works is preparing the detailed engineering of the new hospital.
The P600 million will be taken from the P300-million budget that the City set aside under its first supplemental budget last year and the P300 million will come from the P13.4-billion annual budget this year.
The detailed engineering for the project, Castillo said, will determine how many floors will be built with the P600-million budget.
It will also cover the scope of works, among many others.
According to Castillo, the detailed engineering is expected to be finished by the end of the month.
He said they plan to start the bidding process by the first week of May.
They hope to start actual construction by July, he said.
Castillo said the bidding will be open and competitive. No special requirements will be included.
When the first bidding was held last year, the previous BAC, upon the recommendation of the CCMC ad hoc committee, required, among others, the bidder to have completed a large contract similar to the CCMC in the amount of P300 million in the last five years.
That time, the cost of the project was only P300 million.
Castillo said the special BAC decided it will just follow the minimum requirements set by Republic Act 9184, also known as the Government Procurement Reform Act.
The special BAC had a meeting about the CCMC last Monday.
Under the law’s implementing rules and regulations, the bidder must submit legal documents, such as a registration certificate, mayor’s permit and tax clearance that was reviewed and approved by the Bureau of Internal Revenue.
All bidders welcome
The bidder should also submit technical documents, such as statement of all its ongoing government and private contracts, including contracts awarded but not yet started, statement of single largest completed contract similar to the contract to be bid and a valid Philippine Contractor’s Accreditation Board license.
The bidder should also submit financial documents.
Castillo said all contractors, including those who participated in the first bidding, are welcome to join the new bidding.
In his news conference yesterday, Mayor Michael Rama said he wants the special BAC to give him an update regarding the bidding for the new CCMC.
“I want to have a complete report on the matter. I want to be updated,” he said.
The City is conducting another bidding for the new CCMC after the mayor declared the first bidding a failure.