DepEd Public Private Partnership for School Infrastructure Projects

In the Pnoy administration, one of the targets for his term is closing the classroom gaps in the DepEd Public Schools. The PPP (Public Private Partnership for School Infrastructure Projects) approach provides opportunities to introduce innovations in design, methods, and materials for classroom construction, reduce costs for government and fast track the construction of classrooms.

The DepEd Division of Malaybalay City is a recipient of 48 classrooms in 23 school sites elementary and secondary level. Implemented by DepEd, in Solicited Procurement Mode, Built-and-Transfer (BT) PPP Structure, and Consortium of BSP & Co., Inc. and Vicente T. Lao Construction. The construction companies concerns about the structural integrity of the classrooms to be built using the latest technologies that are earthquake-resistant as fast as it could reasonably be done and cut the existing shortage.

Accordingly, the status of the said projects are ongoing sites as reported of the hired Independent consultant UICI-United Integrated Consultants Inc.

By: Engr. Leslie T. Fontanilla