Cleaning at Tocumen: New Tender

In order to resolve a tie situation between two of the bidders the administration of Panama City airport has ordered the cancelation of the tender and will be holding another one next month.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The consortiums Brillantex and Treoc Tocumen submitted proposals valued at $6.9 million and both met the specifications established in the tender, therefore the evaluation committee had to choose between two options: choose the proponent who is credited as an SME with the Authority of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (Ampyme) or direct the proponents to submit a second offer.

Prensa.com reports that "... Altavista, which integrates the consortium Brillantex is registered with the Ampyme, however, its enrollment occurred on March 20, the same day Tocumen received all the offers. " In light of this situation the Public Procurement Directorate (CMPD) decided "... to cancel the 'abbreviated by price' tender in order to hire the cleaning services for the aiport area and glazed surfaces."

Joseph Fidanque III, manager of Tocumen SA, said "... This month a new call will be made, but indicated that all the steps set out in standard public procurement procuedure were complied with. In order to avoid suspicion the decision taken by the DGCP was the most correct, although in his view there were other tiebreakers could have allowed Tocumen to continue with the act. "

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Tocumen to Put Taxiway Out to Tender Again

October 2016

The submission of four bids below the reference price forced the original $14 million tender to build a taxiway within the airport terminal to be canceled.

The tender for the Study, Design and Construction of Calle S4 and extension of Calle L1 in Tocumen International Airport was canceled after authorities rejected the proposals for being lower than the amounts required in the request for proposals. Initially the tender had a reference price of $9 million, but later the Board reconsidered the conditions of the work and raised the price to $13.9 million.

Tocumen: Five Bids for Cleaning Services

March 2015

Five consortia submitted bids for janitorial services at the airport in Panama City, and most of the bids were below the reference price of $7.7 million.

Participating companies were Triangle Services, which offered $7.3 million, Eulen Panama Services, with $7.4 billion Pro Clean, for $8 million, and Brillantex and Treoc Tocumen both for $6.9 million each.

Panama: Contracts With Tocumen to be Revised

July 2014

The administrators of Panama International Airport have announced that they will be carrying out legal and financial audits of contracts with suppliers and putting out to tender duty free spaces before the end of the year.

The new air terminal administration is reviewing the details of all contracts with private firms providing different services at the airport.

Tocumen will Tender Waste Management Services

July 2014

Airport authorities in Panama are preparing a tender for waste management services which will be announced in mid-October.

While the tender process is being prepared, Tocumen airport has contracted for a period of 90 days the company Tecnológicos de Incineración, S.A, which will provide the service of collection and incineration of waste arriving on planes until the new provider is selected after October.

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