With a financial offer of $ 24.3 million, it was declared the winner of the bidding process against a proposal submitted by Zapata SA Trucks.
Business sector sources told LA PRENSA "that Zapata Trucks has three days to “refute the process”, so the bid itself has not been closed yet.”
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Two companies presented offers for the supply of 350 buses to the capital's public transport system.
Managua's public transport regulator, Irtramma, stated that the winning company will be anounced next week. The two companies that submitted proposals were DINA Camiones, S.A. and Zapata Camiones, S.A..
BCIE reported that it is still analyzing the information submitted by companies participating on the bid.
The proposals received were from DINA Camiones S.A. and Zapata Camiones S.A.
Country manager of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE), Edda Magaly Melendez, said that “some of the analysis is performed by the international consulting firm specialized in technical, legal, financial and urban transport, Akiris de Colombia SA, which was hired by the BCIE to evaluate the information submitted by the Mexican companies participating in the bidding”, Laprensa.com.ni writes.
Winners of a bidding process for urban transportation, Transporte Masivo de Panamá S.A., will contract 2,000 drivers.
The announcement was made by the director of the National Institute of Vocational Training for Human Development (INADEH), Themistocles Rosas.
Prensa.com writes, "Next November, Rosas said, classes will begin at the Training Center for Bus Operators, where applicants will be trained to drive buses for the new system."
The Transport Ministry announced the construction of a transportation system with articulated buses with preferential lanes.
This model, known as BRT (Bus Rapid Transit), consists in the development of exclusive lanes for high capacity modern buses and has been implemented in countries such as Guatemala, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.