New PAC could still be built in Bacolod if rebidding refused

The new Provincial Administration Center (PAC) could still be built at Aguinaldo Street in Bacolod City, and not in Talisay City as planned.

That is because if it is built on property owned by the provincial government in Talisay City the Government Procurement and Policy Board has ruled that a rebidding would have to be conducted, and it is not certain if the winning contractor, Dynamic Builders, will agree to that, Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said Wednesday, May 18.

Ricardo Yanson Jr. is the president of Dynamic Builders.

Lacson said he is waiting for the reply of the contractor, which he hopes to receive before the end of the month.

The contractor is holding a legitimate contract to build the PAC in Bacolod so his reply is needed, he added.

They will proceed depending on the contractor’s reply, Lacson said.

Asked if Dynamic Builders that won the contract to lease the site of the old PAC located along the North Capitol Road in Bacolod would proceed with it, Lacson said he would have to ask “knowing their situation”.

Lacson said there has already been a three-year delay in the construction of the new PAC. It is estimated to cost close to P1 billion.

Meanwhile, Lacson said the inauguration of the newly-elected Negros Occidental provincial government officials will be on June 25 at the Capitol in Bacolod.

There is no definite date yet on when the inauguration of the newly elected officials of Bacolod City will be, but a source said it could possibly be held on June 27.*

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