Bulacan Bulk

Project Description:

Supply of treated bulk water to the entire Province of Bulacan through its water districts as per MOA signed on July 2012 between MWSS and the Province of Bulacan

Location:

Province of Bulacan

Project Cost:

Phase 1 & 2 = PhP   9.64 B
Phase 3        = PhP 14.80 B
Total             =PhP 24.44 B

Funding Source:

PPP (design and built contract)

Status: (as of 31 December 2016)

  • Detailed Engineering Design (DED) completed
  • Financial close completed.
  • Construction of Water Treatment Plant is on-going (5% physical accomplishment)
  • Shortlisting of consultants for construction supervision was already completed (awaiting approval from the new MWSS Board, which are still to be appointed by the President).

 

Php24.4-B Bulacan Bulk Water Supply PPP attracts 15 interested bidders

The Php24.4 Billion Bulacan Bulk Water Supply Project (BBWSP) of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) program has attracted 15 prospective bidders from the local and international groups.

The prospective bidders that bought prequalification documents from the MWSS include Manila Water Company Inc., Marubeni Corp. of Japan, Filinvest Development Corp., Abengoa of Spain, Megawide Construction Corp., San Miguel Holdings Corp., First Balfour, Inc., Maynilad Water Services, Inc., Prime Water Infrastructure Corp., Korea Water Resources Corp or K-Water, Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Datem Water, Inc., Sojitz Corp., New San Jose Builders, Inc. and Acciona Agua of Spain.

In response to the request of prospective bidders to extend the submission of prequalification documents originally slated for August 5, 2014, the Pre-qualification Bids and Awards Committee (PBAC) of MWSS during the prequalification conference last July 17, 2014 extended the submission date to an additional 45 days.  The new deadline is set for September 19, 2014.

The BBWSP aims to address the water supply requirements of municipalities in the province of Bulacan, thereby reducing groundwater extraction and use of deep wells which are being discouraged due to adverse environmental impact. The project intends to supply treated bulk water to water districts in Bulacan province through the construction, operation, and maintenance of facilities for abstraction, treatment, and conveyance of treated bulk water supply.

The project would be procured through a competitive public bidding using performance or output-based approach in accordance with Republic Act No. 7718 also known as the Revised Build-Operate-and-Transfer (BOT) law.


Since the construction of the Ipo Dam and Angat Dam, the Province of Bulacan has been the host of the backbone of Metro Manila’s water supply system. However, even with the expansion of the system, Bulacan has not been considered part of the beneficiaries of the Angat water system, despite the clamor from the Province for its inclusion.

Thus in 1992 and later in July 2012, a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was signed between MWSS and the Province of Bulacan held at Malacanang, for the supply of treated bulk water to the entire Province of Bulacan through its water districts.