The Bacolod Bids and Awards Committee conducted a bidding yesterday for the site development of Progreso Village and the construction of roads and bridges out of the four priority projects of the city to be funded under the P1.7 billion loan from the Development Bank of the Philippines
The bidding for the rehabilitation of the Bacolod City College campus worth P350 million will be held tomorrow while that for other projects like the coliseum, museum and MassKara Arena, which involve bigger budgets, have no schedule yet.
The budget for the site development of Progreso Village is about P350, million and the construction of roads and bridges P200 million.
Included under the construction of roads and bridges are the rehabilitation of the Mansilingan-Felisa Road worth P61.9 million; widening and rehabilitation of Lacson Street (including bridge replacement, drainage and flood control mitigation) – P70 million; rehabilitation and widening of the Sulum Bridge at C.L. Montelibano Drive , Brgy. Villamonte– P7 million; and roads and bridges at Magsungay Pequiño River in Brgy. Vista Alegre which include drainage rehabilitation, bank protection and flood control – P14.9 million.
BAC chairman Maphilindo Polvora said many bidders joined the bidding yesterday.
They decided to hold a closed door bidding so they will only issue one pronouncement. They will send the official result of the bidding when the mayor holds a press conference, he said.
Polvora said they will issue an official statement like how many bidders joined the bidding for a particular project and who have qualified.
They will still conduct post evaluation on the lowest bidder, he said.*
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