$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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