BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
The planned transfer of the Provincial Administration Center from its present location in Bacolod City to a purchased property in Talisay City, Negros Occidental, still faces uncertainty almost three years after being awarded to the winning bidder.
While we can do that, we still have to go through for a re-bidding, said Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, whose inauguration as the reelected highest official of the province is set on June 25.
Dynamic Builders and Construction Corp. had won the nearly P1-billion project to construct the new Provincial Administration Building.
Lacson said they are still waiting a reply from the contractor, if they are still willing to go through a re-bidding, which he admitted is already a “legal issue.”
Personally, for me, we wasted three years. So, if he is not willing, mostly likely we will have to stay in the area, he said, apparently referring to current site of the PAC at Aguinaldo Street in Bacolod City.
It is the right of the contractor to say no or yes, because he is holding a legitimate contract, Lacson also said.
The governor said he is hoping that the contractor will have reply to his letter before end of the month. We will then proceed depending on how the contractor replies, he further said.
Dynamic Builders was already paid the usual 15 percent advance payment for its mobilization fund.
The construction company also plans to construct a mixed-use building on the 6,480 square meter Capitol property also located at the old PAC site.*