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Invitation To Bid V2


Pursuant to the Department of Energy (DOE) Department Circular No. DC 2018-02-003, DC
2021-09-0003 and National Electrification Administration (NEA) Memorandum No. 2019-007,
Federation of Rural Electric Cooperatives in Region 8 (FRECOR 8), thru its Region 8 Joint Third
Party Bids and Awards Committee (R8 JTPBAC), are inviting power suppliers to participate in this
Region 8 Joint Competitive Power Supply Procurement (R8 JCPSP) process for the aggregated
Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) power supply requirement of the region’s eleven (10) ECs
as follows:

Table 1. Aggregated RPS Demand of Region 8 ECs

Contract Year Contract Period Aggregated Load
2023 Sep. 26, 2023 – Dec. 25, 2023 8 MW
2024 Dec. 26, 2023 – Dec. 25, 2024 13 MW
2025 Dec. 26, 2024 – Dec. 25, 2025 19 MW
2026 Dec. 26, 2025 – Dec. 25, 2026 26 MW
2027 Dec. 26, 2026 – Dec. 25, 2027 33 MW
2028 Dec. 26, 2027 – Dec. 25, 2028 40 MW
2029 Dec. 26, 2028 – Dec. 25, 2029 46 MW
2030 Dec. 26, 2029 – Dec. 25, 2030 54 MW
2031 Dec. 26, 2030 – Dec. 25, 2031 58 MW

The ten (10) Electric Cooperatives (ECs) of Region 8 with RPS Demand is composed of Northern Samar Electric Cooperative, Inc. (NORSAMELCO); Samar I Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SAMELCO I); Samar II Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SAMELCO II); Don Orestes Romualdez Electric Cooperative, Inc. (DORELCO); Leyte II Electric Cooperative, Inc. (LEYECO II); Leyte III Electric Cooperative, Inc. (LEYECO III); Leyte IV Electric Cooperative, Inc. (LEYECO IV); Leyte V Electric Cooperative, Inc. (LEYECO V); Southern Leyte Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SOLECO); and Biliran Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BILECO).



Generation Company (GENCO) that owns and/or operates an RPS eligible existing or to be constructed power plant; Eligible RE Facility refers to a generating facility that utilizes an RE resource or RE Technology as further defined under Rule 3 of DOE DC No. 2017-12-0015; IPP Administrator of privatized IPP PPA of NPC through an IPPA contract awarded by PSALM that is RPS eligible power  plant; and/or  Licensed Wholesale  Aggregator with  (i) existing capacity contracts or has arranged for a capacity contract in response to this tender, or (ii) a firm commitment to supply from Philippine Renewable Energy Market at fixed prices.


Subject to appropriate and timely notice, R8 JCPSP-JTPBAC reserves the right to amend the schedules as shown below:

Publication and Invitation to Bid September 4 & 11, 2023
Acceptance of Letter of Intent & Payment of Bid Participation Fee September 4-14, 2023
Issuance of Bidding Documents September 12-14, 2023
Pre-Bid Conference September 14, 2023
Deadline of Submission of Comments on Bidding Documents September 18, 2023
Issuance of Supplemental Bid Bulletin September 20, 2023
Submission and Opening of Bids October 11, 2023
Post-Qualification (Joint TPBAC-JTWG) October 12-13, 2023
Issuance of JTPBAC Resolution to the Joint BOD for the Award of the Contract   October 16, 2023
Notice of Award October 17, 2023
Signing of Power Supply Agreements November 27, 2023
Joint Filing Before the ERC December 15, 2023


Bidders shall pay a non-refundable Participation Fee (Bidding Documents Fee) equivalent to

PHP 200,000.00

Only the bidders who have properly secured the Bidding Documents will be allowed to participate in the Pre-Bid Conference and the Bidding.

Only the Bidder that submitted a proposal during the first bidding is exempted from paying the

Bid Documents Fee.


Interested bidders may obtain a copy of the Bidding Documents upon:

a.) Submission of Letter of Intent

b.) Payment of non-refundable Participation Fee of each Bidders, either Cash, Cashier’s/ Manager’s check payable to Federation of Rural Electric Cooperatives in Region 8 through fund transfer or deposit to the TPBAC designated bank account and submission of proof thereof to

Bank Name:           PNB Tacloban Rizal Branch

Account Name:      FRECOR8 Association, Inc.

Account Number:  313370004768


The R8 JCPSP-JTPBAC reserves the right to amend the schedule of activities, reject any or all bids, declare a failure of bidding, or not to award the contract under circumstances allowed by the CSP guidelines without incurring any liability.