Costa Rica's National Concessions Council has 45 days to evaluate the technical offer and if it meets the bid criteria required the next step is the economic offer evaluation with the contract due to be awarded by the end of the year.
The services requested in the tender comprise those of loading and unloading, handling, storage and container classification, as well as auxiliary services for ships docking at the so-called Atlantic Mega Transhipment Terminal (MTA in Spanish) such as bunkering, towing, piloting and mooring. This project will not carry out any loading or unloading of cargo.
The National Concessions Council began the process of studying the financial proposal made by APM Terminals.
APM Terminals was the only company to bid for construction and operation of a container port in Moin.
"The National Concession Council has until December 23 to decide whether to accept the proposal and grant concession to the Danish company or declare the process void and prepare a new process," reports Elfinancierocr.com.
The government of Costa Rica has put on hold "indefinitely" the process for the concession of the ports of Limon and Moin.
Caught between the demands of port efficiency by the productive sectors and the real power of the union, the Chinchilla administration has back tracked on its intention to grant concessions to private companies for the modernization and operation of the ports of Limon and Moin, and now intends to invest about $70 million to make sure that this essential modernization takes place, while keeping both terminals under the management of the Port Management Board of the Atlantic (JAPDEVA).
Costa Rica's official newspaper will publish today the bidding rules for the concession of Port Moín.
According to sources from the National Concessions Council, the bidding rules for Port Moín concession should be published today in the Official Gazette, with modifications by the General Comptroller of the Republic.
The labor union of the Caribbean ports of Costa Rica re-elected directors which are radically opposed to concession the ports to private investors.
At the same time in which dredging has started in order to increase capacity of tankers docking at Moin -with an expansion of the oil terminal which will be tendered in March 2011 - the workers voted overwhelmingly to re-elect union leaders who oppose granting management of the ports to the private sector.
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