"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.
Only one company, APM Terminals, has submitted a tender to build an operate the container port in Costa Rica.
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 consortium Bollore / TCB states that in light of a tie in the financial offer a thorough verification should be performed on all the documents submitted by the bidders.
A statement from the consortium Bollore / TCB reads:
Tegucigalpa, Honduras, February 13, 2013
Reference: Repeal of formal request for review and public access to documentation on the part of COALIANZA by a participant in the International Public Tender for the award of a contract for the design, financing, construction, maintenance, operation and exploitation of the Specialized Container Terminal for General Cargo at Puerto Cortés.
Company’s due diligence and fair-play in bid reaffirmed.
San Jose, Costa Rica – The Costa Rican courts ruled today in favor of APM Terminals in two lawsuits, brought against the company and the government, which were intended to block the awarded concession for the new Moin Container Terminal (TCM).
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