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Pier 5 construction to commence in March

THE Cebu Ports Authority (CPA) has announced that it will proceed with the issuance of the Notice of Award, Notice to Proceed and signing of the contract after the Cebu Port Commission (CPC) has given its authority for the planned construction of Pier 5 to commence next month.

CPA General Manager Leonilo Miole said that his agency will complete the processing of the project as scheduled.

The project, especially the groundworks and actual construction is targeted to officially start by the end of March 2021.

The Pier 5 project has an approved budget of P508,340,279 which will be financed through the CPA corporate budget and is scheduled for completion in May 2022.

It has a 155-meter long by 50-meter-wide reinforced concrete pier with the same concrete deck elevation, mooring facilities and backup area coverage as Pier 4.

“This is one of the major port infrastructure projects of CPA to help decongest the Cebu Baseport by providing additional berthing space and cargo area,” the CPA’s advisory reads.

pproximately 7,750 sq. m. additional cargo back-up area and 360 linear meters of berthing space. With a projected draft of 8.5 to 11 meters, this project is also aimed to accommodate the projected increase of domestic cargo and vessel traffic in Cebu,” the CPA advisory said.

CPA, earlier, called for a rebidding of the project after all four of those that were considered as eligible during the conduct of the first bidding were eventually disqualified because of their failure to comply with the equipment requirement.

During the opening of bids on February 8, only BNR Const. & Dev’t Corp/A.S.T Builders JV and Equi-Parco Construction Company were declared as eligible.

After the bid evaluation and post qualification processes initiated by the CPA procurement committee, BNR Const. & Dev’t Corp/A.S.T Builders JV was declared as the bidder with the lowest calculated and responsive bid of P507,445,064.27.

The ports of Cebu were under the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) but Congress through the late Rep. Raul Del Mar passed a law for CPA Charter making it an independent body. PR/ BEBIE BAQUERO