Sunday, September 26, 2021

City orders start of CCMC construction

THE Cebu City Government has already ordered the contractor of the first phase of the Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) to start the project.

Mayor Michael Rama issued last July 10 the notice to proceed (NTP) to C.E. Padilla Construction Inc.

He directed the contractor to start the actual work for the project seven days after the receipt of the NTP.

“You are responsible to perform all works indicated under the terms and conditions of the contract agreement, in accordance with the completion schedule,” said Rama.

CE Padilla already received the NTP last July 16, which means actual work will have to start on Thursday.

Last July 15, CE Padilla, through their president Catalino E. Padilla and Rama, signed the contract for the project.

Based on the contract, the construction of the first phase of the CCMC will take 635 calendar days, or 21 months.

The first phase will include the foundation of the 10-storey hospital and its structural frames, said CCMC Bids and Awards Committee head Engr. Jose Marie Poblete.


The contract also provides that the contractor should mobilize all its equipment prior to the commencement date to ensure on-time completion of the project.

“The second party (CE Padilla) shall ensure the completeness, workmanship and quality of the work done. Should any complaint or issue be brought to their attention by the first party (City) at any time during construction and before the expiration of the warranty period, the second party shall promptly respond to and send appropriate technical personnel to rectify or address defects or issues raised by the first party,” it said.

The contract also provides that the contractor will allow the City to deploy a representative at the project site for the entire duration of the project.

The construction of the first phase of the new CCMC will be funded by the P600-million budget that the City has set aside for it.

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