Bidding documents (BD) for 2 projects under Component Project 4 of Long Thanh International Airport are in the process of being released. To facilitate investors interested in the project, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) organized a pre-bidding conference, answering investors directly about important contents of the bidding documents. Deputy Minister of Transport (MOT) Le Tuan Anh and leaders of specialized departments and agencies of the Ministry of Transport participated in this conference.
Progress is very slow
With a total investment of more than 6,366 billion VND, Component Project 4 includes items corresponding to independent projects such as: cargo terminal No. 2; Express cargo terminal; goods delivery warehouse; aircraft cleaning area, ground equipment maintenance area; fuel pipeline system; airline operations centers; aircraft maintenance area, engine test stand; aviation industrial park; aviation logistics area… These are important items in the Long Thanh International Airport Construction Investment Project.
“Component 4 project was approved by the Ministry of Transport 11/11 project list. However, the related procedures (approval of investor selection form and investor selection plan) as a basis for organizing the selection of investors to implement projects implemented by CAAV are very slow. The responsibility belongs to CAAV. To date, 9/11 projects have not been approved by the Ministry of Transport, of which the Operation Center Project No. 1 has no interested investors,” said Deputy Minister of Transport Le Anh Tuan.
The 2 projects approved by the Ministry of Transport include: Investment project to build ground service vehicle maintenance area and aircraft cleaning treatment area No. 1 and No. 2, with a preliminary total cost of 300 billion VND. These 2 projects have had their project lists announced from 2022.
The reason why many projects under Project Component 4 are implemented very slowly is because these are specific projects of the aviation industry while the legal framework for selecting investors is not synchronized. In particular, the problem persists due to the slowness of Dong Nai Provincial People’s Committee in determining the floor price for payment to the state budget (m3) as a basis for preparing bidding documents and organizing contractor selection.
So that investors can have the best preparation
As soon as the steps to prepare the Bidding Documents were completed, CAAV organized a pre-bidding conference to bid on 2 investment projects to build maintenance areas for ground service vehicles and clean aircraft No. 1 and No. 2 at the end of the project. November 2023.
According to CAAV, there are 4 investors, including: Hanoi Ground Services Joint Stock Company, Saigon Ground Services Joint Stock Company, Vietnam Airport Ground Services Company, and Vietjet Aviation Joint Stock Company participating. Conference. The investors asked 4 questions related to the Bidding Documents, including questions going deep into the criteria for assessing capacity and experience, evaluating techniques, technology, total premises, contract conditions, Other related questions, suggestions, recommendations… According to CAAV, the criteria for capacity and experience closely follow the requirements prescribed in Circular 23/2021/TT-BGTVT. The investor’s capacity and experience are evaluated at the time the investor participates in the bidding.
Regarding the technical evaluation table, investors believe that the BD is qualitative, without specific quantification. The bid solicitor said that the investor is responsible for proposing an implementation plan and CAAV evaluates it on the basis of the investor’s proposed plan, ensuring feasibility.
Besides, the allocation of total investment of the project is also of interest to investors. Accordingly, each approved project has a total investment value of maintenance area serving ground vehicles; aircraft cleaning treatment area is 145 billion VND on a land area of 22,000 m2. “Why does the BD keep the preliminary project implementation cost of about 145 billion VND on a land area of 7,045 m2?”, an investor wondered. Regarding this issue, the Procuring Entity said that the bidding documents preliminarily determine the total cost of project implementation (M1) of about 145 billion VND for the factory area of a land plot to meet the capacity to serve the scale of the phase. 1 of Long Thanh International Airport Project, in accordance with the approved plan. Therefore, the investor is responsible for calculating and proposing the total cost of project implementation (M1) to invest in a project with a scale that meets the capacity of 12.5 million passengers/year for a land area.
BD also said that it is ready to support investors when there is a need for field surveys. At the same time, investors can propose plans to provide ground commercial technical services with full scales according to regulations on ground commercial technical services for licensing by competent authorities.
CAAV Director Dinh Viet Thang said he is ready to listen to questions to help investors prepare the best quality bids. At the same time, the Procuring Entity has the opportunity to select the investor with the best capacity, ensuring the implementation of the project according to the set goals.
According to Bidding Newspaper