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Bids opened for U-tapao Airport project

By THE NATION

 

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Three groups of companies remain in the bidding to develop U-tapao International Airport and Eastern Airport City, with envelopes containing their financial proposals formally opened on Friday (January 17).

 

The third round of document submissions was ceremoniously marked in the Navy Club Building at Royal Thai Navy headquarters in Bangkok.

 

Rear Admiral Kirkchai Wajjanaporn, secretary-general of the bid selection committee, said the winner would be announced in March. “The contract signing will take place immediately after the Cabinet endorses the result.”

 

Vying for the contract are BBS Joint Venture, the Grande Consortium and, despite a legal challenge over earlier documents being submitted minutes too late, the Charoen Pokphand (CP)-led Thana Holding Consortium.

 

A selection committee source said BBS appeared to have pitched the best proposal price by far, pledging Bt301 billion in returns to the state – three times the amount cited by the other two bidders.

 

BBS Joint Venture includes Sino-Thai Engineering and Construction, Bangkok Airways and BTS Group Holdings.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30380713

 

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-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2020-01-17

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16 hours ago, keith101 said:

You know what they say , if it sounds to good to be true it usually isnt

So very true. Lets put our money on CP bid getting up, bigger envelope.

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19 hours ago, webfact said:

The third round of document submissions was ceremoniously marked in the Navy Club Building at Royal Thai Navy headquarters in Bangkok.

 

Rear Admiral Kirkchai Wajjanaporn, secretary-general of the bid selection committee

Why is the military involved in a civilian airport development or any civilian bid selection committee for that matter? It seems overall to say that matters of the State are matters of the military and not exclusive to the Thai electorate.

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20 hours ago, webfact said:

envelopes containing their financial proposals formally opened on Friday (January 17).

The biggest fattest brown envelope gets it......555

 

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6 minutes ago, toolpush said:

Probably because Utapao is on a military base?

Indeed! sure they get a good income from the place already! probably more than they get from the golf courses they own in the area?

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'envelopes containing their financial proposals'

 

Brown ones, right?

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1 hour ago, toolpush said:

Probably because Utapao is on a military base?

Rather interesting actually. How many major international airport in the world are military bases? Sort of gets you in the mood right after landing when you see fighter jets parked next to your gate, eh?

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US built Utapao as a major B-52 base during the Vietnam War. Bombs and other supplies unloaded at Sattahip naval port & trucked over to nearby Utapao.  After the war US turned it over completely to the Thai Navy.

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16 hours ago, DrTuner said:

Rather interesting actually. How many major international airport in the world are military bases? Sort of gets you in the mood right after landing when you see fighter jets parked next to your gate, eh?

Darwin, Australia.

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Don Meuang in Bangkok. Even has the RTAF golf course running down the fairway between the runways.

 

Anyway, with regard to the OP, I reckon the laggard 7-eleven people have this one all sewn up.

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On 1/17/2020 at 3:21 PM, webfact said:

envelopes containing their financial proposals

 

On 1/17/2020 at 3:21 PM, webfact said:

A selection committee source said BBS appeared to have pitched the best proposal price by far, pledging Bt301 billion in returns to the state – three times the amount cited by the other two bidders.

Three times fatter envelopes = a successful bid.

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Another source on twitter said CP had the highest bid by miles. Obsufaction. 

 

 

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