Bidders invited for Aklan cruise ship port contract 


THE Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) said it has issued a bid invitation for a cruise ship port in Buruanga, in Western Aklan province.

In a notice, PPA said it is investing P747.58 million for the construction of Cruise Port, Port of Alegria, in Buruanga.

Buruanga is to the southwest of Malay, the municipality that includes Boracay.

PPA said it will fund the project internally.

According to the invitation posted on the PPA website, any bids in excess of the approved amount of the contract will be rejected at the bid opening.

“Bidders should have completed a contract similar to the project. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using a non- discretionary ‘pass/fail’ criterion,” the PPA said.

The contractor must complete the project within 900 days or two years and five and a half months.

Interested parties may obtain bid documents starting May 3, with bids to be opened on May 28.

The contract includes the construction of the port operational area and causeway and the construction of reinforced concrete pier, the PPA said. — Ashley Erika O. Jose