In addition to the TMB-AYESA-INELECTRA consortium bid, the proposals presented by TYPSA and the METROPAN consortium also met the minimum tender requirements.
However, according to the bid evaluation report Barcelona's Metro consortium, Ayesa e Inelectra, submitted the best offer combining the lowest price with its technical specification.
The remaining participants have until 27 August to present any observations they wish to make to the Evaluating Committee.
The consortium awarded the contract will be responsible for managing the construction of Panama's first metro line and will also offer technical assistence during the initial stages of operation and maintenance.
Panama's public acquisitions directorate has rejected the claim presented by GMP consortium.
The public acquisitions directorate judged that GMP's attempts to demonstrate its experience were not detailed enough and that the content was largely superficial. In doing so it supported the evaluating committee's decision to disqualify the consortium.
The Spanish consortium was awarded the bid to manage the Panamanian Metro.
The financial offer made for $ 27.9 million was the lowest received, and the proposal was also the one with the highest score.
"The consortium consists of engineering Ayesa (48%) of Spanish origin, the Venezuelan engineering Inelectra (32%) and TMB, the entity which manages Barcelona's transportation systems (20%)," wrote Roberto Gonzalez on his article in Prensa.com.
A month ago the Metro Department ordered the evaluation committee to review the proposals, but the winner of the management contract has not yet been decided.
"The committee submitted a report on the 24th of August, giving the highest score to a consortium led by Spanish companies Transportes Metropolitanos de Barcelona and Ayesa, but errors where identified ..."
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