The MWSS-RO entered into a contract with Test Consultants, Inc. (TCI) in joint venture (JV) with Constantino Guadalquiver & Co. (CG&Co) for the procurement of consultancy services for the fourth Rate Rebasing.

With a kick-off on 28 September 2017 contract signing,  the consultancy services general objective is to ensure the proper and successful conduct of the 4th Rate Rebasing based on the framework formulated by the RO with a contract duration of nine months.

A Rate Rebasing is mandatory every five (5) years. It is a process that determines the rates for water and sewerage services of Manila  Water Co. Inc. (MWCI) and Maynilad Water Services Inc. (MWSI) to recover over the life of the concession (until 2037) their investment, capital, operating and maintenance expenditures prudently and efficiently incurred.

(TCI) was established in 1968 by a group of professors from the College of Engineering, University of the Philippines. TCI’s multi-disciplinary staff of engineers, scientists , managers, and economists have provided comprehensive services in the field of personnel technical trainings, consultations and project development, implementation and management.

CG&Co. is a public accounting firm accredited by Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a group A auditing firm. The firm  is also accredited as an auditing firm by the Philippine Board of Accountancy, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Insurance Commission of the Philippines, and the Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue.

Chief Regulator Atty. Patrick Lester Ng TY, seated at the center between Marilyn  M. Alonzo of TCI, Antonio B. Constantino of CG&Co and former NEDA Director General Dante Canlas, the economic expert of the JV . Witnessing the contract signing from the MWSS-RO are Deputy Administrators Claudine Orocio Isorena , Lee Robert M. Britanico, Christopher D. Chuegan and Evelyn B. Agustin with TCI and CG&Co  officers.