Manila Water taps top firms as consultants to improve services
In its commitment to expand and improve its services, Manila Water said it has tapped two consortia composed of leading engineering and construction firms in the water and wastewater industry, Arup+GHD and Black & Veatch-DCCD Engineering.
The consultancy teams were engaged by Manila Water to enable faster and more cost-efficient implementation of projects, in light of the anticipated increase in capital spending for the 2018 to 2022 rate rebasing period.
“To ensure the attainment of our CAPEX [capital expenditure] goals, we decided on the creation of the consultancy framework, as part of the efforts to advance our internal processes,” said Maidy Lynne Quinto, Group Director for Corporate Project Management of Manila Water.
Under the consultancy services framework, the consultants will be engaged to conduct the feasibility study, design, procurement, and construction management of pre-identified system projects in the water supply and used water categories for Manila Water.
Manila Water Chief Operating Officer Geodino Carpio said the framework agreement is aligned with the government’s “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure agenda.
“Manila Water’s consultancy services framework is considered a landmark strategy within the industry not only in the Philippines but in the entire Southeast Asian region,” Carpio said.