$32 million Awarded for Road Construction

Finally the government of El Salvador has reported the results of the tender for the works on the Diego Hoguin Boulevard.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

A statement from the Ministry of Public Works, Transportation and Housing and Urban Development reads:

The Minister of Public Works, Gerson Martinez, reported today ahead of the anticipated date for the award, the winners of the competitive tender for the project to complete the Diego de Holguín Boulevard Segment II, which has been subdivided in Section II-A and Section II-B, and whose order to proceed with work will be given in the next few days.

Going beyond the requirements of the tender and in compliance with the procedures set out in Article 31 of the Rules for the Implementation of the Policy for Procurement of Goods and Related Services, of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE), the companies assigned to the development of this iconic work are:

Constructora DISA S.A de C.V - $ 17,377,535.23
Inversiones OMMI S.A de C.V - $ 14,548,023.03
Asocio UDP Cal y Mayor y Asociados-Inserin, S.A de C.V (SUPERVISION)

After notifying the assigned companies, according to the rules of Acquisition and Contracting Act of Public Administration (LACAP) a time period is given for review of resources and after evaluation by the committee a decision is made as to whether or not to proceed, then follows a period of 10 days, after which the allocation of the selected companies is declared official and the parties proceed to the signing of the contract, the next step is the order to begin the work.

The award ceremony took place in presence of Deputy Minister of Public Works, Hugo Barrientos, representatives from Transparency International Chapter El Salvador, Jaime Lopez, Secretary of Strategic Affairs, Hato Hasbun, the Presidential Commissioner for Public Investment, Guillermo Lopez Suarez, and Assistant Secretary of Transparency and Corruption, Marco Rodriguez.

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El Salvador: Roadworks for $7.2 million

September 2014

An award has been made to the company Constructora DISA of a contract for the design and construction of improvements to three sections of the road connecting the towns of Nueva Trinidad and Arcatao, Chalatenango.

On August 29th, 2014 the Ministry of Works, Housing and Urban Development decided to award the contract for the project "Reconstruction of CHA07E Road, Section: Est 13 + 000-New Trinidad - Arcatao municipalities of Nueva Trinidad and Arcatao Department. Chalatenango "to the company Constructora DISA S.A. de C.V. which submitted a bid of $7,167,774, according to the public procurement website of El Salvador, Comprasal.gob.sv.

Finally, Offers to Build Salvadoran Road

November 2011

After two failed tender processes, El Salvador's Minsitry for Public Works (MOP in Spanish) has received four bids to construct the new highway.

The new highway will connect the country's capital San Salvador with Santa Tecla 9.9 kilometers (6.5 miles) away.

According to a MOP press release, of ten companies that were invited to tender, four have expressed an interest in building the second stretch of the Bulevar Diego de Holguín road, which will see the project completed.

El Salvador: Diego Holguin Tender Declared Empty

February 2011

The Ministry of Public Works will launch a new tender during the third week of March 2011.

The process was declared deserted because the companies did not comply with the minimum score required for the different phases of the process.

17 construction companies and an equal number of supervisors, including three international, acquired the terms: Equipos de Construcción (ECON) and Constructora Meco S.A, for contruction and supervisión of the project: Asocio Euroestudios-Cacisa; Rivera Harrouch, S.A de C.V; ASP Consultores-Asociación de Profesionales S.A de C.V; Planeamiento Arquitectura S.A de C.V; Roberto Salazar y Asociados-Ingenieros Consultores S.A de C.V; Cal y Mayor y Asociados S.A de C.V, and Consulta S.A. de C.V.

El Salvador: Bids Submitted for Diego de Holguín Boulevard

November 2010

Two construction companies and seven supervising entities are currently participating in the bidding for construction and project supervision of the Opening of Boulevard Diego de Holguín.

Bids were received from: Equipos de Construcción (ECON) and Constructora Meco S.A to build the project.

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