NIA XI REGIONAL OFFICE AIMS FOR MORE PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION

by April Pearl Naguita

Working under the new normal, the office managed to kick-start four project constructions after the contract signing which took place on March 17, 2021. Present during the signing were Regional Manager Jimmy L. Apostol, Administrative, Finance Division Manager Joel R. Soriano, the contractors, alongside Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) Secretariat who facilitated the event held at the RM’s Office, NIA XI, Davao City.

The projects involved were under the Davao Oriental Irrigation Management Office (IMO), which at that time was on a temporary lockdown thus the need to transfer the venue for processing from the Opening of Bids up to the contract signing to the Regional Office. The Dakong Banwa River-Poblaciono Small Irrigation Project (SIP) was the biggest by far of the four with a contract cost of Php 18Million; Baliwagan SIP; Malibago SIP; and Manorigao I Communal Irrigation System (CIS), with details as follows:  

 

1.) Project: LMC No. 2021-05 Dakong Banwa River-Poblacion SIP

Cost: 18,159,719.54

Contractor: EDSAL Const. and Supply, Inc.

Contract duration: 163 Calendar Days

Notice to proceed date: March 18, 2021

Scope of Work: Construction of irrigation facilities

 

2.) Project: LMC No. 2021-06 Baliwagan SIP

Cost: 12,731,967.11

Contractor: CJEP Builders & Engineering Services

Contract duration: 120 Calendar Days

Notice to proceed date: March 18, 2021

Scope of Work: Construction of irrigation facilities

 

3.) Project: LMC No. 2021-07 SIP

Cost: 2,699,393.94

Contractor: JAI Builders and Supply

Contract duration: 120 Calendar Days

Notice to proceed date: March 18, 2021

Scope of Work: Construction of irrigation facilities

 

4.) Project: LMC No. 2021-08 Manorigao I CIS

Cost: 3,507,935.62

Contractor: JAI Builders and Supply

Contract duration: 150 Calendar Days

Notice to proceed date: March 18, 2021

Scope of Work: Construction of irrigation facilities

 

Immediately at the beginning of second quarter, four more projects were finalized and inked on April 13, 2021 at the Regional Office. Three of the four projects signed were in big systems with two packages for Lasang River Irrigation System (RIS) in Davao del Norte and another one for Lupon Irrigation System (IS) in Davao Oriental.

For Davao Oriental IMO:

1. Project: LMC No. 2021-04, Cateel IIS Pump Irrigation Project (PIP)

Cost: 17,263,104.94

Contractor: Mesagon Builders, Inc.

Contract duration: 320 Calendar Days

Notice to proceed date: April 14, 2021

Scope of Work: Installation of Solar-Powered Pump and Construction of Irrigation Facilities

 

2. Project: LMC No. 2021-10, Lupon IS

Cost: 4,618,526.21

Contractor: FMR Construction and Supply

Contract duration: 100 Calendar Days

Notice to Proceed date: April 14, 2021

Scope of Work: construction of PCCP Service Road

 

For Davao del Norte IMO:

1. Project: LMC No. 2021-01 (Package 1) Lasang RIS

Cost: 10,853,518.16

Contractor: GP&H Construction Inc.

Contract duration: 270 Calendar Days

Notice to Proceed date: April 14, 2021

Scope of Work: Construction of Check Structure for Drainage Re-use beside Lateral A and Canal Concreting of Lateral A at Sta. 0+000-Sta. 0+499.88

 

2. Project: LMC No. 2021-02 (Package 2) Lasang RIS

Cost: 49,673,341.02

Contractor: Arcinue Commercial Corp./R. Fabale Construction Corp. (JV)

Contract duration: 360 Calendar Days

Notice to Proceed date: April 14, 2021

Scope of Work: Retrofitting of Downstream Apron Diversion Dam

 

Aligned to the Administrator’s order which is to speed up project implementation especially during these challenging times, BAC Secretariat Head Engr. Andrica T. Rosaldes informed that the Region is set for four more contract signing before the second quarter ends which involve big ticket projects.