Bohol Tagbilaran Airport Bidding Process to Commence in 2014

The Department of Transportation and Communications has released an invitation to bid on the P4.8-billion new Bohol Airport construction and sustainable environmental protection project.

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The primary scope of the new project involves the construction of a brand new airport in the municipality of Panglao to replacing the existing Tagbilaran Airport. The project is to have six distinct components that will be funded by a concessional loan extended by the Japan International Cooperation Agency.

The components of the projects are broken down as follows:
  • First Component: Insurance, Employer's and Engineer's Facilities, Environmental Management, Project and Maintenance Equipment.
  • Second Component: Construction of Access Road and Airport Infrastructure including Runway Strip, and Taxiways. 
  • Third Component: Utilities including Water Supply, Power Supply, and Sewage Treatment.
  • Fourth Component: Passenger Terminal Building, Control Tower, Fire Station, Drivers' Lounge, Vehicle Parking Lot, Toilets, and Guard House.
  • Fifth Component: Air Navigation Facilities
  • Sixth Component: Aeronautical Ground Lighting
Bidding for the prime contractor is limited to Japanese nationals. However, other nationalities are welcome to participate as sub-contractors. In the event that the prime contractor will be a joint venture, there must be a Japanese partner that represents more than 50 percent of the entire contract amount.

The Tagbilaran Airport is currently served by PAL Express, Cebu Pacific, and AirAsia Zest with regular flights to Manila. The pre-bid conference for the new airport is scheduled for January 6 with the opening of bidding scheduled for March 3.

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