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De La Salle bags Bonifacio dev’t deal

Posted on September 15, 2013 10:24:43 PM [ BusinessWorld Online ]

DE LA SALLE University (DLSU) has bagged a 25-year deal to develop a lot inside Bonifacio Global City (BGC) for educational purposes, an official of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) said over the weekend.

“After conducting a detailed evaluation of the bid proposal submitted by DLSU, BCDA has determined that the same satisfied all the requirements set in the Terms of Reference (ToR) for the bidding,” according to the bulletin dated Aug. 8 but which Nena D. Radoc, head of the agency’s Asset Disposition Program (ADP), said over the weekend was posted only “recently.”

“Hence, BCDA hereby declares the aforesaid bid proposal from DLSU as the highest-ranked bid (lone complying bid) and shall, therefore, subject the same to a post-qualification procedure as prescribed in the ToR.”

BCDA -- the state agency entrusted with the sale and development of former military lands -- auctioned off the 1,395-square-meter lot for a minimum lease offer of P3.948 million per year.

“Our board has approved our (ADP’s) recommendation to award the contract to the lone complying bidder,” Ms. Radoc said via text, adding that the board held its meeting last Sept. 11.

She added that DLSU was the only one that submitted a proposal out of three firms that bought ToRs. “STI College and Everest Academy also bought ToRs but they decided not to push through with the bidding. I don’t know why. Only DLSU submitted a proposal for P3.948 million,” she said in a telephone interview yesterday.

Officials of the schools were not available for comment.

Ms. Radoc said the lot is the last area allotted for schools in BGC, which currently houses International School Manila, British School Manila, Manila Japanese School and STI College-Global City. -- D. E D. Saclag    

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