Costa Rica: Highway Maintenance Contracts Canceled

The National Comptroller's Office has annulled the award of 22 road maintenance contracts.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Nine companies had presented a total of 11 appeals against the decision to award contracts to the construction companies Hernán Solís, Meco, Quebradores del Sur and Orosi.

"The reasons include acknowledgement that the Costa Rican Highways Authority (Conavi in Spanish) was unable to state the calculations used in the award as private," reports Nacion.com.

Conavi must take into account the National Comptroller's Office recommendations before continuing with the award process.

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