The Philippine government is planning to award the PHP10bn ($240.4m) contract for the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) Passenger Terminal project in September 2013.
The Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications and Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority have already sought bids for the rehabilitation and expansion of the existing terminal and construction of a new terminal with a capacity of eight million passengers per year.
Expected to be auctioned under the Philippine Government’s public-private partnership (PPP) programme, the winning bidder will also be responsible for the operation, maintenance and management of the terminals.
As part of the project, an apron for the new passenger terminal will be constructed in addition to the installation of necessary equipment and other related facilities, installation of information technology and other equipment required for the airport operations.
Prospective bidders will have to submit qualification documents to the Pre-Qualification, Bids and Awards Committee (PBAC) by 28 February 2013, which will then announce the preferred bidder in September followed by a review, according to The Philippine Star.
Philippine conglomerates including Ayala and Aboitiz Equity Ventures (AEV) have collaborated with US-based Airport Development (ADC) and Houston Airport System (HAS) to bid for the airport project, while other bidders include San Miguel and Metro Pacific Investments.
Located on a 797ha property, the airport has a single 3,300m runway and a terminal building with a capacity to handle 4.5 million passengers per year.
During the first half of 2012, the airport served 4.03 million passengers and reported 4% rise in cargo traffic to 29.97 million kilogrammes over the same period in 2011.
Image: The government is also planning to build a cargo terminal, a maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) facility, an aircraft assembly plant and a parallel runway at Mactan-Cebu International Airport.