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Retrofitting of National Library of the Philippines Building (Phase 1)

January 25, 2013

Deadline of Submission: Tuesday, October 23, 2012


The National Library of the Philippines (NLP), through the FY 2012 General Appropriations Act of the Government of the Philippines (GOP) in coordination with the Department of Public Works and Highways intend to apply the sum of Twenty Eight Million Seven Hundred Pesos (PhP28,700,000.00) being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payments under the contract for Retrofitting of National Library of the Philippines Building (Phase 1). Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening.

The National Library of the Philippines (NLP) now invites bids for Seismic Retrofitting of National Library of the Philippines Ground Floor Columns. Completion of the Works is required within 120 calendar days. Bidders should have completed, within ten (10) years from the date of submission and receipt of bids, a contract similar to the Project. The description of an eligible bidder is contained in the Bidding Documents, particularly, in Section II, Instruction to Bidders.

Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using non-discretionary pass/fail criterion as specified in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 9184 (RA 9184), otherwise known as the “Government Procurement Reform Act”.

Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or organizations with at least seventy five percent (75%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines.

Interested bidders may obtain further information from National Library of the Philippines and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from 8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday.

A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders from the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee for the Bidding Documentations in the amount of Twenty Five Thousand Pesos (PhP25,000.00) which shall be issued only to bidders/authorized official representatives or employees of the bidder who can show proof of Notarized Authority to secure bid documents for the specified project and official company ID starting October 1, 2012. Bidding Documents can be purchased, Monday – Friday from 8:30am – 5:00pm.

It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) and the website of the Procuring Entityprovided that bidders shall pay the fee for the Bidding Documents not later that the submission of their bids.

The National Library of the Philippines will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on October 11, 2012, 10:00am at the Conference Room, 3rd Floor, NLP Building, T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila which shall be OPEN ONLY to bidders who have purchased the Bidding Documents.

Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before October 23, 2012 at exactly 10:00AM at the Conference Room, 3rd Floor, National Library Building T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila.  All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18. Bid opening shall follow immediately after the deadline of submission of bids at the same venue. Bids will be opened in the presence of the Bidders’ representatives who choose to attend. Late bids shall not be accepted.

The National Library of the Philippines Procuring Entity  reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process, and to reject all bids at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders.

For further information, please refer to:

DOLORES D. CARUNGUI                                    or        MARICEL M. DIAZ

Ground Floor, Library for the Blind Section              3rd Floor, Filipiniana Division

National Library of the Philippines                             National Library of the Phils.

T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila                                     T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila

Tel. No.: 524-0498                                                         Tel. No. 310-5029

Email:                                Email:


                        PAULINA R. MORENO


Bids and Awards Committee

                                                                                    National Library of the Philippines

Contractor: Global V Builders Co.

Contract Amount: 24,760,100.000

Notice of Award: January 25, 2013

Contract number: 2013-03

Notice to Proceed: January 25, 2013

Contract Date: January 23, 2013

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