An international call has been announced for the development and implementation of an immigration system and the issuance of passports, an event which will take place in March.
From a statement issued by the Commission for the Promotion of Public Private Partnership (COALIANZA):
The commissioner of the Commission for the Promotion of Public Private Partnership (COALIANZA), Miguel Angel Gamez announced that in March they will be launching an international competition for a Modernization Project, for the Improvement, Management and System Operation of Immigration Control and Passport Issuance in Honduras.
The new tax will be used to fund the security and immigration systems but has already been opposed by tourism operators.
The Ministry of Interior announced that as of February 12 a $15 fee will be charged for entering or exiting Guatemala by air. Bruno Mertins, general manager of the travel agency Turansa believes that "the measure not only make ticket prices to and from Guatemala far more expensive, but it also makes the sector less competitive."
Using trusts the Government of Honduras will transfer into private hands the financing and operation of the system for passport issuance and property registration.
Authorization has been given to the execution of a trust agreement to run the studies required for the structuring, financing, development and operation of the Project entitled "Modernization, Improvement, Management and Operation of the Immigration System and Passport Issuance in Honduras."
The Ministry of Government has postponed for the third time the receipt of bids for the passport book and migration services tender.
According to Fernando Lucero, spokesman for the Office of Migration (DGM), the new extension is due a change in the specifications to improve the quality of the booklets and also because there were a number of questions from the bidders.
The Department of Migration has been authorized to acquire the passport books without a bidding process for a value of up to $3 million.
From a press release published by the Diario de Centro América:
The government has authorized the Ministry of Interior (MINGOB), through the Directorate General of Migration (DGM), under their strict liability, to acquire, without being subject to a tender or quote, 600,000 books for passports.
The Department of Immigration is inviting bids for the supply of passport books and providing comprehensive services for data capture.
The subject of the tender is a contract for the supply of passport books and providing comprehensive services for data capture (enrollment), customization, process management and related services to the issuing of passports to citizens of the Republic of Guatemala.
The Government of Guatemala is studying the direct purchase of 500,000 passport booklets after the dismissal of a second tender process which sought to acquire the booklets.
Taking part in the contest were two bidders, which contravenes the Government Procurement Act, since the process was conducted in the form of "expression of interest", which is supposed to have only one participant.
In Guatemala, competing again in the tender for the elaboration of 500,000 passports, is the same company that 10 months was ceased from issuing these documents by the government.
According to an article in S21.com.gt, "Corporación Inmobiliaria La Luz, the company which 10 months ago the Government refused to continue working with for issuing Guatemalan passports is once again competing for a contract that would allow them to make 500,000 of these booklets. "
The Directorate General of Immigration in Guatemala is seeking to acquire 500,000 booklets for passports through a call for expressions of interest.
According to Fredy Viana, Controller of the Office of Migration (DGM), the figure of mode of expression of interest, is the choice that government authorities are leaning towards now that the previous contract has expired.
The Panamanian government has reopened a tender for the purchase of 500,000 BAC ePassports, along with a comprehensive solution for issuing electronic passports.
With this appointment, "the National Directorate of Passports, Ministry of Government plans to introduce the new Basic Access Control (BAC) electronic passports , which are high-tech and meet the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization. It also intends to acquire the implementation of an integrated solution for an issuing system for these passports, which includes technical assistance and training in accordance with the requirements of the National Directorate of passports. "
The Panamanian government wishes to acquire 500,000 BAC type ePassports, along with a comprehensive solution for issuing electronic passports.
With the appointment, "the National Directorate of Passports, in the Ministry of Government plans to introduce the new electronic Basic Access Control (BAC) passports, which are high-tech and meet the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization. It also intends to acquire the implementation of an integrated solution for broadcasting systems for these passports, which include technical assistance and training in accordance with the requirements of the National Directorate of passports. "
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