Grupo Q Wins $80 Million Bid

In Panama, Grupo Q won the bid to supply 420 buses for the “transmóvil” project for an amount of $79,981,240.

Thursday, March 12, 2009


The Volvo consortium was disqualified during the process because its proposal did not contain an adequate maintenance plan for the vehicles offered.

In an article in, the scores from the evaluation were detailed: "Grupo Q was evaluated with a score 81.30% after its financial capacity was analyzed, an aspect that was worth 20% of the total score. Its administrative and technical experience represented 40% and its financial offer was worth another 40%."

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Volvo Gets Order For 1000 Buses To Panama City

August 2010

Volvo Buses has received an order for 1000 Volvo B7RLE bus chassis to Panama City. The customer is a consortium in Panama called Transmassivo and is led by the Colombian enterprise Fanalca Group.

Volvo Buses has received an order for 1,000 Volvo B7RLE bus chassis to Panama City. Low fuel consumption and a high level of availability were decisive factors in the customer’s decision to purchase Volvo vehicles.

Transmóvil Project Paralyzed in Panama

April 2009

A ruling by the Supreme Court has virtually canceled the Transmóvil project to modernize Panamanian public transport.

The ruling by the Supreme Court has provisionally suspended payment of $25 thousand as compensation to owners of existing buses, preventing the state from appropriating the units as planned.

New date for purchase of buses in Panama

January 2009

The bids for the purchase of 420 buses for the Transmovil system will be received on January 27. reports: "It was clarified in the release that the "addendum for the transfer of the date for the reception of bids to acquire the 420 buses will be available on Panama Compra"."

El Salvador: Distribution issues continue to rankle at Mercedes Benz

June 2008

The distribution of vehicles of the German manufacturer Mercedes Benz is causing so much discord that it has landed in court without the prospect of a quick solution.

During the last few weeks, paid advertisements have appeared in the national media, some of them paid for by Grupo Daimler AG, which claim that the distribution in the country was granted to Group Q of San Salvador, and others by Grupo Omi, who does not accept that its contract has been rescinded.

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