Panama: New Bidding for Metro Bus in November
The government will introduce in November a second bidding process for the installation and operation of a payment system for the public transport.
Friday, October 15, 2010
The first contest with participation of four companies, Sonda of Chile; Confya formed by Colombians, Venezuelans and Panamanians; Metrorecaudo of Panama and Colombia, and Panama Card, was declared vacated by the Transit and Land Transport Authority.
Four companies submitted bids to fit and operate the charging system for Metro Bus passengers.
‘Transporte Masivo de Panamá’, a Colombian-Panamanian consortium, achieved the highest score in technical merits and price, in a public acquisition to operate the Metro Bus transportation system.
In a surprise move, the Ministry of Public Works yesterday canceled the tender for the concession to design, construct and provide supplies for the metro bus transit system stops.
10 companies participated in the preliminary meeting for bidding on the management of the Metro Bus system.
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