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MANILA, Philippines – The National Power Corp. (Napocor) is auctioning off a contract for the regular maintenance of the Agus 6 hydroelectric power plant (HEPP) in Iligan City, one of the critical power sources in Mindanao.

In a bid bulletin, the agency is inviting interested bidders for the P4.79-million contract for dam embankment clearing and strengthening at Agus 6 HEPP spillway area.

A pre-bid conference is set on Jan. 11 while deadline for bid submissions in on Jan. 28.

The undertaking is necessary for the continued supply of the power plant to the Mindanao grid, especially as El Nino is projected to extend its adverse impact until the first half of this year.

The operations of the Agus HEPP have a critical impact on the power supply demand in the Mindanao grid.

In 2014, the Agus 6 HEPP only generated 80 megawatts from its dependable capacity of 171 MW due to repairs to plug a leakage in the its blow-off pipe.

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Silt and clay deposit caused the leakage in the dam’s blow-off pipe.

In separate bid bulletin, Napocor is also bidding out a total P45.72 million worth of contracts to provide security services for several government-owned facilities in the Visayas.

Napocor said it is looking for interested firms for the procurement of security services facilities for the Small Power Utilities Group (SPUG)-Western Visayas Operations Area, SPUG-Eastern Visayas Operations Area and SPUG-Palawan Area.

Each contract involves providing manpower security for the plants for a period of two years.

Napocor has approved a budget of P13.75 million for the security services contract for the SPUG-Western Visayas, P14.48 million for the SPUG-Eastern Visayas and P17.48 million for the SPUG-Palawan.

The agency has set a pre-bid conference on Jan. 6 and bid opening on Jan. 20.

The undertaking, which will conducted through open competitive bidding procedures, is restricted to bidders who are Filipino majority-owned organizations and have completed a similar contract.

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