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Invitation for Challenge
Published on: Friday, 22 July 2022

Republic of the Philippines
Energy Center, Rizal Drive, Bonifacio Global City
Taguig City, Metro Manilla

Under the Philippine Conventional Energy Contracting Program (PCECP)

This is to inform the public that Vintage-21 Coal Mining Corporation is applying for CBS 40-L-372, 40-L-373, 41-L-12 and 41-L-13 Coal Blocks located in Lingig, Surigao del Sur and Boston, Davao Oriental as seen in the map below and is bounded by the following Technical Descriptions:


Interested applicants may challenge the application of Vintage-21 Coal Mining Corporation by submitting their application over the same area in accordance with and subject to the following prescribed timeline and procedures:

A. Timeline

Pre-submission Conference – Twenty (20) calendar days from this date, 0900H at the DOE AVR.
Deadline for the Submission of documents by Applicants – Sixty (60) calendar days (2 months) from this date on or before 1100H at the DOE Records Section.
Opening of Documents – Sixty (60) calendar days (2 months) from this date at 1300H at the DOE AVR.
B. Procedures for Filing of Application:

Applicant shall submit three (3) complete sets of legal, technical, and financial documents for evaluation by the Review and Evaluation Committee (REC).
Each application shall cover only one predefined area of interest with corresponding number of coal blocks as nominated and published.

Only exploration Work Program in the application for COC that conforms to the Work Program Documentation, as required under Item III.B of the Guidelines, shall be accepted.

Submitted application must be in both paper and digital (USB Drive in Microsoft Word or *.pdf format) copies. Times New Roman 12 font and single line spacing are recommended. Figures shall be submitted in an appropriate format, no smaller than A3 size. For legibility, figures and maps shall be submitted at a larger scale (1:10,000) as appendices.
A non-refundable application fee of Php 200,000.00 per area shall be paid by the applicant upon submission of the application and its supporting documents. Payment may be made in cash, manager/company cheque payable to Department of Energy or wire/bank transfer. All wire/bank transfer should be net of all applicable bank and financial charges.
Both the original paper copy and the digital copy of the application shall be addressed to:
The Chair
PCECP Review and Evaluation Committee
Department of Energy
Energy Center, Rizal Drive, Bonifacio Global City
Taguig City, Metro Manila, 1632 Philippines

The application may be sent by courier, registered mail, or hand delivered and must be stamped received by the DOE Records Division not later than 1100H of the deadline for submission of documents and the REC shall open the submitted applications at 1300H on the same day.
C. Selection Process

The selection process shall follow the provisions of Department Circular No. DC2017-09-0010 dated13 September 2017, and its Annexes, a copy of which can be obtained from the REC Secretariat, ERDB, DOE.

For more information on the matter, interested Applicants may visit the DOE Website with the link  or write a letter to The Chair, Review and Evaluation Committee or call (02) 8402254.

PCECP Coal Nominated Areas
Published on: Friday, 28 January 2022

Click to view/download Nominated Area Map of Grand Thermal Power Corporation in Bislig City, Surigao del Sur and Trento, Agusan del Sur
Publication date of Nominated Area–Day 1
Pre-Submission Conference – Day 1 plus twenty (20) calendar days
Deadline for the Submission of documents by Applicants - Sixty (60) calendar days from date of publication by the nominating party
Opening of documents - Sixty (60) calendar days from date of publication by the nominating party
The nominating party published the existence of their application in “Philippine Daily Inquirer” and "The Philippine Star" on14 January 2022
Pre-Submission Conference will be held on 03February 2022
The nominating party and challengers must therefore submit their complete application documents at the DOE Records Management Division, and pay the corresponding application fee of Php 200,000.00 at the DOE Treasury Division, on or before 15 March 2022,1100H
Opening of application / bid documents will be held at the DOE Audio Visual Room on the same day of submission deadline, that is on 15March 2022,1300H
For details of the application procedures, documentation requirements, and the evaluation, selection and awarding
process of Coal Operating Contracts, please refer to the PCECP Guidelines.