El Salvador: Bidding Opens for Longitudinal Highway

The bidding for the second section (13.4 km) of the Longitudinal Highway North was opened.

Monday, March 23, 2009

There were six companies that made bids: MNV S.A. Gaskapital GRSA Consortium, the Italian company ASTALDI S.p.A., Constructora Santa Fe, Meco, CPK Consultores and SBI International Holding.

The bids for asphalt rubber concrete were between $9 and $19 million, and those for hydraulic concrete between $10 and $23.4 million. The lowest bids were by MNV S.A. and the highest by ASTALVI.

According to a report in elsalvador.com, this section is part of the Longitudinal Highway North, and "the investment is upwards of $461 million granted by the Millennium Cooperation Challenge. The mega project will be 290 kilometers long."

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6 Bids for Longitudinal Highway Stretch

July 2009

The received bids for construction of the second stretch of the Northern Longitudinal Highway in El Salvador will be analyzed both technically and economically.

Some of the companies involved are "Asocio Temporal Inversiones OMNI (Multipav)", "Asocio CPK – Simán", "Constructora MECO", "Constructora Santa Fe Ltda", "Constructora Linares" and "Equipos de Construcción".

Six Companies Bid Highway Construction Project in El Salvador

February 2009

The consortium of Constructora MECO, SBI International, Santa Fe-CODOCSA, Astaldi, Consorcio Vial Fomilenio y Corporación M&S presented the proposals for the North Longitudinal construction project.

Elsalvador.com reports: “The proposals included a range of $29 million to $40 million for asphalt concrete; meanwhile, in the case of hydraulic concrete, the proposals were from more than $35 million to a little more than $44 million, as was recorded in the meeting minutes signed by the representatives of Fomilenio and participating construction companies.

El Salvador: 7 Companies Bid for Longitudinal Highway

November 2009

Bids for stretch 5 of the "Longitudinal del Norte" highway range from $24.6 million to $41.7 million.

Construction will begin January 2010, and is expected to last for 22 months, explained José Ángel Quirós, Fomilenio's executive director.

Laprensagrafica.com reports: "The lowest priced bid was submitted by company 'FCC Construcción de Centroamérica S.A.', at $24.6 million for concrete asphalt.

El Salvador: Companies bid for Stretch 4A of Northern Highway

March 2010

9 companies submitted bids for building a 23.22 km stretch of the highway known as CLN (“Carretera Longitudinal del Norte”).

Linares S.A. de C.V. submitted the lowest priced bid at $21.49 million, while the highest price was submitted by Italian corporation Astaldi: $31.3 million.

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