The planned investment is $542 million for construction and operation of a shipyard for vessels weighing up to 170 thousand tons.
A resolution of April 8, 2014 by the Cabinet Council of Panama states that it was agreed "... to award a contract that grants in concession a total area of 73 hectares. + 2468.729 m2, comprising an area of sea bottom measuring 59 has. + 8957.781 m2, beach area 12 hectares. + 3310.883 m2 area and sea shore 1 hectare. + 200 065 m2, located in Puerto Armuelles, district of Baru, Chiriqui Province, for a period of twenty (20) years to the company ASTIMAX PANAMA, SA ... represented by Frank Leon Ponte. "
The Panamanian Ministry of Public Security is putting out to tender, in the form of a turnkey project, the studies, design, construction and equipment of a shipyard located in Brisas de Amador, Panama Province.
The Contractor must inspect the job site before making his proposal. The presentation of the proposal by the CONTRACTOR, represents the fact that he undertook such an inspection and will provide all studies, designs, production drawings and technical specifications for the tender entitled: "Studies, Design, Construction and Equipment of Shipyard, Building, Dock, Hangars in Brisa de Amador- SENAN ". The contractor will coordinate the development of this project, with staff assigned by the National Air Service and the Bureau of Engineering and Architecture of the Ministry of Public Security.
The consortium MEC Shipyards submitted the best offer in the tender for the 20 year concession of the shipyard located in the Balboa complex.
The Evaluation Commission of the tender process presented a report which indicates that the consortium MEC Shipyards consisting of the Panamanian company Marine Engineers Corporation and MEC Balboa Shipyard of the Kardonski group, submitted a bid for $99.1 million for the 20 year concession or $250 thousand a year. The score was 91 points awarded out of a total of 100.
The three companies that participated in the tender called by the Panama Maritime Authority have been disqualified for "not meeting requirements."
The consortium Panamá Drydock, consortium Astillero del Pacífico (Astipac) and Talleres Dry Docks were the companies that did not meet the requirements for the award, according to an evaluation by the commission of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP).
The Pacific Dry Docks Mec consortium had submitted a complaint against the public best value tender for the award, development, management and operation of the old Braswell Shipyard in the Pacific, which has been received by the General Directorate of Public Procurement (DGCP in Spanish).
The tender has been suspended until PanamáCompra resolves the issue, reported Panamaamerica.com.pa.
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