The Government of El Salvador will not buy hybrid corn seed, which offers high performance and resistance to pathogens and bad weather.
"The resolution, transitory, is seen by many agricultural suppliers as a block on the free market and even violating trade agreements such as the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States or regulations dictated by the World Trade Organization (OIC)", reported Elsalvador.com.
Citing the failure of the tender for the works on Diego Olguin Boulevard, CASALCO highlights the need for a total reform of the Procurement System for Public Works.
A press release by the Salvadoran Chamber of Construction Industry (CASALCO) states:
We regret the lack of participation of construction companies in the bidding process for the DIEGO DE HOLGUIN project and its subsequent declaration as void by the MOP and that this process has been accompanied by CASALCO from a technical perspective and especially from the field Transparency and Ethics.
Mauricio Funes has proposed eliminating the restriction for public official to participate in state tenders.
If President Mauricio Fune’s request is approved, state officials who are partners, shareholders or private owners of companies would be able to put their companies forward to compete for the award of public tenders.
One of the proposed reforms is to increase the amount of the direct purchases from $16,000 to $32,000.
Another modification to the Law of Acquisitions and Contracting of the Public Administration (LACAP for its acronyms in Spanish) tries to eliminate excessive red tape in most procedures, give more transparency to the bidding processes and to include more SMEs (small and medium businesses) in these processes.
METAGRO is a Guatemalan based manufacturer that provides high end solutions of agricultural transport equipment, we are focused on helping customers be more productive as they help to improve the quality of life for people around the world.
Operates in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama
Phone: (502) 2383 2720 - (502) 5595 9953
As part of the Agritrade Platform, Guatemala will participate for the 27th time in PMA Fresh Summit, the most important international trade show and convention of fruits and vegetables in the United States, which will take place at Anaheim Convention Center, California from October 17th to 19th.
Agro2 is committed to producing ethanol from cassava and food products for domestic consumption and export through the use of sustainable agriculture practices while serving as a model of agricultural production in the highly degraded Veraguas region of the Republic of Panama.
Operates in Panama
Phone: (507) 3949100
The Central American Business Council is a London-based organisation which is working to increase significantly the current levels of trade and investment between the UK and Central America.
Operates in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Central America and Dominican Republic
Phone: (0044) 207 583 8739