Invitation for Challenge

This is to inform the public that the Grand Thermal Power Corporation is applying for 40-L-249, 40-L-250, 40-L-251, 40-L-252, 40-L-253, 40-L-290 and 40-L-293 Coal Blocks located in Bislig City, Surigao del Sur and Trento, Agusan del Sur as seen in the map below and is bounded by the following Technical Description:


  • 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" on 14 January 2022
  • Pre-Submission Conference is on 03 February 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 15 March 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.