In the tender to design and implement an electronic billing system for the Treasury, interested companies only have five working days in which to submit bids.
In a tender which requires, among other things, five years of experience in systems development, experience in project management and even a certificate from the Project Management Institute, Empresa de Servicios Público (ESPH) is only allowing five business days for interested companies to submit their proposals.
Starting from July 1 prices will rise by 5,49% for customers of the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad, 4.45% for those of the CNFL, and 3.08% for the ESPH and 3.08% for the JASEC.
From a statement issued by the ARESEP:
Electricity rates will be adjusted due to the fact that in the last quarter reviewed more energy was produced using combustibles in order to cover an increase of 6.64% in electricity demand.This adjustment will be in effect between July and September.
There is a striking difference between the offers received by the Ministry of Finance in Costa Rica, in a competition which was held exclusively between state entities in order to avoid mandatory controls on public procurements.
In Costa Rica, there is a new phenomenon not seen before: the illogical is no longer surprising, and, what is worse, the unexplainable is accepted as normal.
Three state banks have approved a syndicated loan for the Hydroelectric Project Los Negros II, 40 MW, whose construction will start in April in Upala, Alajuela.
The three banks are Banco Nacional, Banco de Costa Rica and Banco Popular and Banco de Desarrollo Comunal, and the trust for the Hydroelectric Project Los Negros II, "... emerged as an initiative of the Public Service Company of Heredia (ESPH) as part of its strategy for energy sources. "
Legal jargon on public corporations is preventing twelve companies from choosing the energy supplier that offers the best prices.
Bridgestone, Grupo Mit, Irex, Amanco and Cervecería Costa Rica and seven more companies saw their request to change electricity supplier hampered when the Regulatory Authority for Public Services (ARESEP) granted the municipality the authority to resolve the matter, which then rejected the request by the companies.
Large scale customers of the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) will pay an extra 23% on their electric bill if the requested increase is approved by the regulator.
Delays in the start up of new hydroelectrical projects by the ICE and the low amount of rainfall this year are taking their toll in the form of cost increases in power generation because of the increase in purchases of bunker and diesel for power plants.
Costa Rica's state-owned enterprises are negotiating the creation of a company that would install fiber optics to sell Internet services to other operators.
An article by Luis Valverde Larepublica.net reports on an alliance between the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) and the Empresa de Servicios Públicos de Heredia to create a company dedicated to developing and operating a fiber optic network.
Once the design for the new sewer system and treatment plant in the province of Heredia, Costa Rica, has been finished, its construction will be put out to tender.
The company Servicios Públicos de Heredia (ESPH by its Spanish initials) has estimated the cost of the project design at about $3.2 million. The Mexican-Costa Rican consortium GIA-Cacisa will be in charge of the design.
Towards the end of the month Heredia's Public Services Corporation (ESPH) will invite bids for a sewage infrastructure project.
The project, which is to be carried out north of the Costa Rican capital in the province of Heredia, comprises the building of a sewage treatment plant as well as the design and construction of a sewer network.
On June, the Public Services Corporation of Heredia (ESPH) will invite bids for developing the first stage of a project intended to renew its water treatment system.
It comprises building a treatment plant and designing and building the sewers network for a total $200 million over 10 years.
A spokesperson from ESPH, which provides water and sewer services in the province of Heredia, told Bnamericas.com that “$30 million will be invested in the plant, which will be built in two stages, to gradually attend the growing population’s needs”.
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