Govt invites offers on MPIC?s road link
The Public Works Department on Friday invited local and international companies to challenge the proposal of the tollway unit of Metro Pacific Investments Corp. to build and operate an expressway linking the north and south of Manila.
Eugenio Pipo Jr., Special Bids and Awards Committee chairman of the Public Works Department for civil works of PPP projects, said it was inviting local and international companies to submit competitive proposals under a Swiss Challenge bidding process to finance, design, construct, operate and maintain the North Luzon Expressway-South Luzon Expressway Connector Project under a 37-year concession agreement.
The agency published the invitation to submit proposal for the connector road after Metro Pacific Tollways Development Corp. and its subsidiary, Manila North Tollways Corp., the original proponent of the project, signed a joint certification with the Public Works Department signifying the completion of successful negotiations to build the NLEX-SLEX Connector Road Project as an unsolicited proposal.
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