Eight groups led by corporate giants San Miguel Corp., Metro Pacific Investments Corp., and Filinvest Development Corp. are vying for the operations and maintenance of the Clark International Airport.
The five other interested bidders identified by the Bases Conversion Development Authority are Prime Assets Venture (PAV), Central Luzon Infrastructure Consultancy Inc. Consortium (CLIC), GVK Airport Developers Ltd., and Groupe ADP.
According to the BCDA, the eight groups bought bid documents for the 25-year contract to operate and maintain Clark Airport, the second main gateway in the country.
Among the other prospective bidders which attended the pre-bid conference Monday but have yet to procure bid documents were Zurich Airport, Sojitz Philippines Corp., Deloitte, VCorp Holdings, Udenna Corporation, Malaysia Airports, Ayesa Engineering, Clarkfield Aviation Services, Mitsubishi Corporation, Macquarie, JG Summit Holdings Inc., Halder and Associates, PAL Express, Samsung, Aboitiz Infra Capital, PSI Air, Air Asia, Evercon Builders, Miescor Logistics Incorporated, Century Properties, and AviAlliance.
?The government intends to partner with a world-class international airport operator for the O&M, which is expected to be awarded by Aug. 30,? said Vivencio Dizon, president and CEO of BCDA.
BCDA will hold one-on-one meetings with prospective bidders from May 21 to 23.
Submission of bids is scheduled on July 20 while post-qualification of bidders has been set on Aug.7.
The awarding of O&M contract is on Aug. 30.
The new 100,000-square meter terminal will double its capacity to eight million passengers a year, boosting air transport capacity for the Greater Manila Area.