REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR RESTRUCTURING OF THE RATES OF MWSS CONCESSIONAIRES CONTRACT NO. RO-CS2015-003
The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System – Regulatory Office (MWSS-RO), through the MWSS-RO Corporate Operating Budget for 2015 intends to apply the sum of Eleven Million Four Hundred Eighty Two Thousand Six Hundred Sixty Pesos (PhP11, 482,660.00) being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payments under the contract for Consultancy Services for the Restructuring of the Rates of MWSS Concessionaires (Contract No. RO-CS2015-003). Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at the opening of the financial proposals.
The MWSS-RO now calls for the submission of eligibility documents for the above-mentioned Consultancy Services. The consultancy services include a review of the existing tariff structure and development of a new structure that would be responsive to the needs of customers and operators.
The three (3) main tasks under the scope of work for the consultancy services are as follows:
- Review of the current rate setting mechanisms and its tariff structure – including the determination of the interplay of the tariff structure and revenue requirements of the MWSS concessions;
- Determination of the most appropriate tariff structure/design – including the establishment of the appropriate charges for various services and/or fixed charges based on the situation being faced by the MWSS concessions; and
- Capacity building or hands-on training on rate determination and restructuring for the Regulatory Office.
The tasks shall be performed by four (4) consultants, two (2) international and two (2) local who have extensive experience in rate review and rate design and analysis specifically in the establishment of water/sewer tariff structures under a privatized arrangement.
Interested consultants must submit their Request for Expression of Interest (RFEI) and secure Eligibility Documents upon payment of a non-refundable fee of One Thousand Pesos (PhP1,000.00) on or before 23 July 2015, 4:00 P.M. at the MWSS-RO Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), c/o Office of the Financial Regulation Area, 3rd Floor Engineering Building, MWSS Complex, Katipunan Road, Balara, Quezon City. The deadline for submission of the accomplished Eligibility Documents shall be at 12:00 NN of 24 July 2015 at aforementioned address. Applications for eligibility will be evaluated based on a non-discretionary “pass/fail” criterion.
The BAC shall draw up the short list of consultants from those who have submitted Expression of Interest /Eligibility Documents and have been determined as eligible in accordance with the provisions of Republic Act 9184 (RA 9184), otherwise known as the “Government Procurement Reform Act”, and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR). The short list shall not exceed five (5) prospective bidders who will be entitled to submit bids. The criteria and rating system for short listing are:
|Applicable Experience of Consultant/Firm||50 points|
|Adequacy of Qualification of Key Staff that may be assigned||30 points|
|Current Workload Relative to Job capacity||20 points|
An eligible consultant should pass the minimum score of 70 points to be included in the short list.
Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using non-discretionary “pass/fail” criteria as specified in the IRR of RA 9184. Bidding is open to all interested bidders, whether local or foreign, subject to the conditions for eligibility provided in the IRR of RA 9184.
The Procuring Entity shall evaluate bids using the Quality-Based Evaluation/Selection (QBE/QBS) procedure. The criteria and rating system for the evaluation of bids shall be provided in the Instructions to Bidders.
The official timer for purposes of determining the official time shall be the bundy clock located at the 3rd Floor of the MWSS-RO guard reception area.
The contract shall be completed within ninety (90) days.
The MWSS-RO reserves the right to reject any and all bids, annul the bidding process, or not award the contract at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders.
For further information, please refer to:
MWSS-Regulatory Office Bids and Awards Committee
Attention: BAC Secretariat
c/o Office of the Financial Regulation Area
3rd Floor, Engineering Building, MWSS Complex
Katipunan Road, Balara, Quezon City
Telephone Number: 435-8901
(SGD) GERARDO A. SULLANO
Chairman, MWSS-RO BAC