Two days before the deadline for presentation of offers to the Panamanian state run water company the tender for project management and technical assistance for potable water has been canceled.
Thetenderto hire a company to provide project management services and technical assistance for drinking water projects worth $40 million, was canceled by the Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers two days before the scheduled date for submitting bids.
The Consortia Ptar Chepo PDP, Chepo Bayano, Cocige Resol and Constructora Rodsa SA presented their proposals in the tender to build and operate a sewer system in Chepo, Panama.
From a statement issued by from the Institute of Aqueducts and Sewage Systems (IDAAN):
With the participation of three consortia and 1 company, the best value tender with separate evaluation for "the Study, Design, Construction, Operation and Maintenance of a Wastewater Collection System and Wastewater Treatment in Chepo, province of Panama" was carried out in the Hall of Public Acts,"Sergio Gonzalez Ruiz" Auditorium " by the Institute of Aqueducts and Sewage Systems (IDAAN).
At the appointed time (10:00 am today, May 30, 2016), as indicated in the statement of objections and technical specifications, Licdo. Ramiro Diaz Hoa, Deputy Director of Management and Administrative Services at the IDAAN, began the opening of envelopes containing proposals from: CONSORCIO PTAR CHEPO PDP, CONSORCIO CHEPO BAYANO, CONSORCIO COCIGE RESOL and CONSTRUCTORA RODSA S.A.
Proposals ranged between $99 million and $117 million and were submitted by Consorcio Aguas de Santiago, Consorcio Rodsa, Constructora MECO and SACYR Construcción for construction of a sewer system in Veraguas.
The National Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (IDAAN) reported that six companies submitted bids, but only four met the requirements set out in the tender documentation. The consortium Aguas Santiago bid $99,842,606.28; Rodsa consortium submitted a proposal for $97,357,243.20; Constructora MECO bid $95,555,278.25 and SACYR Construcción bid $117,117,706.30.
A call has been made for expressions of interest for the design, consulting and construction of potable water and sewers in community water systems in Costa Rica.
The Office of Project Services of the United Nations (UNOPS) is calling for expressions of interest for the project "Strengthening capacities of Associations of Rural Water Supply (ASADAS) in order to address climate change risks in communities with water stress in the North of Costa Rica".
The government has announced an investment plan of up to $66 million for water projects in the country.
The Nicaraguan Aqueduct and Sewer Company (Enacal) has announced works to be carried out this year such as the improvement and expansion of the water system of Masaya with an investment of C $170 million ($6.2 million), according to the provisions of Annual General Budget law of the Republic 2016.
Endemic problems with the water supply are being compounded by the effect of El Niño, and short-term measures are being tried while the root of the problem is left unaddressed.
The editorial in Nacion.com is clear: "... The problem is a shortage of water. It's time to talk about a crisis, without any exaggeration." If meteorologists are not wrong in predicting the lack of rain, four major areas in the Greater Metropolitan area (GAM) "...
A tender is being launched in Nicaragua for the construction of pipelines, distribution networks, rural systems and installation of micrometers to improve the water system in the City of Bilwi.
The project involves the "... building of Pipelines (36Km), Distribution Network (34 Km) and Rural Systems (04 communities) and installation of micrometers (8000) for the Improvement and Extension of Drinking Water in Bilwi. The Nicaraguan Aqueduct and Sewer Company is inviting eligible bidders to submit sealed bids for the Construction of Pipelines (36Km), Distribution Network (34 Km) and Rural Systems (04 communities) and installation of micrometers (8000) for the improvement and Extension of the Water Supply System of the City of Bilwi. "
The costs required to overcome the deficit of potable water in the residential area must be paid by developers of new projects or by reevaluating the land.
After confirmation of the drinking water crisis in the area, the question arises of how to finance the other aqueduct required in Punta Paitilla (San Francisco). Concerns have elevated after the Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (IDAAN), determined that new infrastructure will be needed to meet the demand for drinking water in the residential area. This will also affect future developments planned in this location.
The National Water and Sewerage company has sold the first tranche of $25 million of bonds at 15 years with a gross yield of 7.7%.
The funds raised by the National Administration of Aqueducts and Sewers (ANDA by its initials in Spanish) will be used to finance part of the project to improve the water distribution network in Greater San Salvador.
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