Space agency site to rise in New Clark City

Space agency site to rise in New Clark City

THE Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) has started seeking interested consultants for the formulation of a master development plan for its official site in the New Clark City.

“The Philippine Space Agency now calls for the submission of eligibility documents of interested consultants,” the national space agency said in its invitation published by the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) on its Facebook page on Thursday.

The Bids and Awards Committee Secretariat of the agency will accept eligibility documents until Oct. 19 at its office in UP Diliman, Quezon City.

The agency said the consultant will be selected and employed in accordance with “quality-cost based evaluation” procedures.

The National Space Center will have phases 1 and 2, both in the New Clark City, Tarlac.

PhilSA, established through Republic Act No. 11363, functions to address all national issues and activities related to space science and technology applications.

It serves as the primary policy, planning, coordinating, implementing, and administrative entity of the executive branch of the government to advance the national space program in accordance with the Philippine Space Policy.

The PhilSA facility will include offices, meeting facilities, research and testing laboratories, as well as areas, structures, and settings deemed necessary by the agency. — Arjay L. Balinbin