Penang To Press Ahead With An Open And Competitive Tender To Implement The RM27 billion Penang Transport Master Plan(en/cn)

Press Conference Statement by Chief Minister of Penang, Mr Lim Guan Eng on Friday, 25 July, 2014 in KOMTAR, George Town, Penang.

The Penang State Government at its State EXCO meeting yesterday has decided to go ahead with its plan to call for an open and competitive tender (Request for Proposal) to appoint a Project Delivery Partner (PDP) to help implement the RM27billion Penang Transport Master Plan.

This Request for Proposal is based on the recommendations as contained in the Penang Transport Master Plan Strategy for implementation from 2014 to 2030.

The Penang State Government intends to achieve for both Penang Island and Seberang Perai : (i) a well-defined and fully connected road network and dispersal system and (ii) a well-integrated and sustainable public transport systems (both land and sea mode). In other words, this will combine buses, trams, MRT and water taxis.

The Project Delivery Partner (PDP) concept is chosen by the Penang State Government so as to assist in facilitating delivery of the overall Transport Master Plan strategy including system integration. The Penang Transport Master Plan encompasses both the mainland and the island to ensure that the mainland is not left out but is part of an integrated and holistic public transport system that can benefit all 1.6 million Penangites.

They are also responsible to ensure smooth implementation, successful delivery and performance of the work packages with their respective target costs and completion dates.

For public transport projects ( both land and sea mode), the Project Delivery Partner (PDP) is responsible for the delivery of fully commissioned systems to the State Government and must meet all the requirements of the Federal Government, existing laws and relevant authorities.

The tender will be opened after the Hari Raya break on 15 August 2014 and will close on 16 December 2014. Another press conference will be held then.

Tenderers are allowed to form a consortium or a joint venture with local or foreign companies. The paid up capital or shareholders’ fund of the lead company ( in the case of joint venture/ consortium shall not be less than RM 500 million.

They must also have a track record of at least two large scale projects of at least RM500 million each currently undertaken or successfully completed in the last five years.

They must have track record of at least one highway or public transport project with minimum RM500 million in contract value in progress or successfully completed in the last ten years.

The State Government will consider proposals by the tenderers as regards Funding/ Business models by way of land swap with development potentials and especially where Transit-oriented Development concept can be applied along the proposed transit corridors.

The successful implementation of the Penang Transport Master Plan will ensure the continuous growth of the Penang economy and uplift the standard and quality of life in the State in her quest to be a location of choice for investors, tourists and a habitat of choice for a livable and sustainable environment.

LIM GUAN ENG

槟州首席部长林冠英于2014年7月25日在乔治市光大召开新闻发布会全文。

槟州将为价值270亿令吉的槟州交通大蓝图计划公开招标。

槟州政府在昨日的行政议会上议决,将为价值270亿令吉的交通大蓝图计划公开招标(征求企划书),寻找工程交付伙伴(PDP)。

有关企划书需拟定涵盖2014年至2030年槟州交通大蓝图的各种策略与计划。

槟州政府希望,槟岛和威省皆能成为(i)道路网四通八达,同时疏导系统完善的地方。(ii)海陆公共交通系统能有效统合,而且得以永续经营。换句话说,它将采纳巴士、电车、单轨火车及水上德士。
当槟州政府选定了工程交付伙伴的概念后,后者也将协助政府落实有关大蓝图的全部计划与策略,包括整合系统。槟州交通大蓝图涵盖威省及槟岛地区,有关单位需确保威省区纳入整个州的公共交通系统之内,让160万名槟城人都受惠。

相关工程交付伙伴也有责任保证工程能定时及不超过预算地情况下,顺利地完成。
海陆公共交通方面,工程交付伙伴必须在符合州政府的委托、联邦政府的要求,以及所有现存法令及相关规范。

开斋节假期后的8月15日将正式开放竞标,并在今年12月16日结束。尔后,将召开新闻发布会交待详情。

欲参与竞标的公司,可以以组合的方式参加,即和另一家本地或外国公司联合起来参与竞标。缴足资本不得少过5亿令吉。

有关公司必须在过去5年内,至少拥有两起5亿令吉以上的大型工程经验。这些工程可以是已经完工,或正在动工的。
他们也必须在过去十年内,拥有一项价值至少5亿令吉的高速公路建设或公共交通计划的工程经验。这些工程可以是已经完工,或是正在动工的。

槟州交通大蓝图若得以成功执行,将能确保槟州经济的持续成长,同时提升槟州的生活素质水平,更能成为投资者、游客的首选,成就一个宜居且永续经营的城市。

林冠英

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