Children's Hospital: An Endless Story

Although the warning of illegality presented by the CAMCE Consortium in the tender to build and equip the new Children's Hospital in Panama was not admitted, the tender was again suspended.

Friday, July 19, 2019

The history of the tender for the "Construction, equipment and corrective and preventive maintenance of the New Children's Hospital, the Maternity Hospital of Santo Tomás and Annexed Areas, restoration of gardens and remodeling", seems to have no end, since in the last resolution of the General Directorate of Public Contracting (DGCP) the public act was ordered to be suspended.

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According to the report of the Evaluation Commission, published on May 22, 2019 in the portal PanamaCompra, the proposal of the CAMCE Consortium which totaled $613 million scored 72 million and that of Consorcio Acciona Construcción, S.A. which totaled $614 million its rating was 87.92. See details of the evaluations.

Despite the fact that the Third Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice did not admit the warning of illegality presented by the CAMCE Consortium, the DGCP ordered the tendering entity to proceed immediately and in view of the importance for public health, to carry out the corresponding investigation to determine the veracity or falsity of the documentation provided with the CAMCE Consortium Proposal.

The document explains that "the suspension of the Public Act is ordered until the steps are concluded to elucidate the warnings regarding the alleged incorporation of false documentation within the Proposal presented by the CAMCE Consortium for the Children's Hospital."

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Children's Hospital: Has the Story Ended?

March 2020

After the claims were solved, the Panamanian Ministry of Health awarded the contract to build and equip the new Children's Hospital to the consortium Acciona Construccion S.A.

The last claims of this work, which has been trying to be awarded for years, arose after the results of the competition were known, since the report of the Evaluation Commission details that the proposal of Consorcio CAMCE, worth $613 million, obtained a score of 72 and that of Consorcio Acciona Construcción, S.A., valued at $614 million, had a score of 87.92. See details of the evaluations (in Spanish).

Children's Hospital: The Endless Tender

December 2019

Now the Ministry of Health has asked the General Directorate of Public Contracting to reject the claim presented by the consortium Camce Hospital del Niño, in the tender to build and furnish the hospital in Panama.

The work, which has already been five years without being awarded, now depends on what the General Directorate of Public Contracts (DGCP) decides, in response to the proposal of the Ministry of Health (Minsa).

Road Paved for Awarding Hospital Work

July 2019

The Third Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice did not admit the warning of illegality presented by the CAMCE Consortium in the tender process for the construction and equipping of the new Children's Hospital in Panama.

According to the report of the Evaluation Commission, published on May 22, 2019 on the PanamaCompra portal, the CAMCE Consortium's proposal, which totaled $613 million, obtained a score of 72 and that of Consorcio Acciona Construcción, S.A., which totaled $614 million, its rating was 87.92. See evaluation details.

Reevaluating Offers for Children's Hospital

October 2018

In Panama, the report of the Verification Commission, which in September evaluated the proposals of the companies interested in the work and ordered a new analysis, was partially cancelled.

In September, it was reported that the General Directorate of Public Contracting decided to admit the Complaint Action presented by the representative of the China Camc Engineering Company, against the evaluation report of the act of "Prequalification for the studies, construction, equipment and maintenance of the new Children's Hospital, the Maternity Hospital of Santo Tomas, and adjacent areas, restoration of the gardens and renovation of the Abeja building."

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