The Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) has signed the contract for the Comprehensive and Sustainable Master Development Plan for the 30-hectare Official Site of the Philippine Space Agency in Clark Special Economic Zone (CSEZ). A joint venture consisting of T.A.M. PLANNERS CO., PhilKoei Int’l, Inc., and Nippon Koei, LTD., will undertake the project, following the acceptance of their proposal, amounting to Php 52,654,504.00, as the Highest Rated Responsive Bid.
In March of this year, the committee for PhilSA Official Site Development (POSD) was constituted to ensure that the Master Development Plan will remain aligned and responsive to the needs and requirements of the Agency in line with its mandate, powers and functions. Visioning and planning workshops between the POSD committee and the project consortium have begun.
The contract signing and workshops between the parties are significant steps in realizing the provisions of the Philippine Space Act, or RA 11363, enacted in August 2019. Under Section 17 of the said law, the official site of PhilSA shall be within the CSEZ in the provinces of Pampanga and Tarlac. The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), as the administrator of the CSEZ, has already identified the properties inside the New Clark City (NCC) that will be assigned to PhilSA. The property shall include offices, meeting and assembly spaces, research and testing laboratories, and other structures and settings necessary for the operation of the country’s space agency.
PhilSA is currently holding office at the University of the Philippines Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute (UP EEEI) in Quezon City. The Agency is working on transferring to another temporary site within Quezon City to house its growing manpower and operations.