Costa Rica: 60% of Contracts Go To One Construction Company

Most road maintenance contracts awarded by the National Roads Authority go to the company Hernán Solís.

Thursday, September 5, 2013 reports that "Of the 22 maintenance contracts given by Conavi around the country, this firm were awarded 13, ie 60% of all projects. In total the company has received maintenance contracts worth over $133.4 million.

"... Initially the government had given even more contracts to Hernan Solis -18 out of the 22, equivalent to 82% of the total, but because competing companies alleged lack of transparency in access to information, the Comptroller General of the Republic ordered publication of the proceedings for calculations and from that information, in a new analysis of the tenders, the Construction company Hernan Solis lost 5 areas. "

"... Last week, the same construction company was awarded a contract - in addition to the North Ring Road - , of a road that connects La Uruca with Braulio Carrillo highway which will cost $147 million. "

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Costa Rica: Green Light for Road Maintenance for $206 million

August 2016

Rejecting the arguments put forward by three participants bidding for the construction work, the Comptroller has endorsed the contracts awarded to MECO, Hernán Solís and Quebradores del Sur.

The contract awarded to Constructora MECO is for $116 million, for Hernan Solis $76 million, and for Quebradores del Sur it is for more than $14 million.

Costa Rica: Road Construction Awarded for $141 million

March 2014

A previously called into question local company offered lower prices than international consortia who also submitted bids.

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MOPT) has awarded to the consortium Hernan Solis-La Estrella the construction of the northern stretch of the ring road, at a cost of $141 million. Work will begin in the first months of 2015 and will take 18 months.

Codocsa To Carry Out Works on Ringroad

October 2013

For an amount of $6.3 million, the company will design and build a six lane bridge in the sunken area of ​​the ring road in the Costa Rican capital.

The works which will have to be completed in no more than six months also include drainage structures and water control.

This solution is not the same as the one which the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MTOP) had initially identified as the "best option".

Costa Rica Awards Road Maintenance Contracts

April 2010

Conavi, the National Road Council. awarded 19 out of 22 road maintenance contracts.

15 were awarded to Constructora Hernán Solís ($142 million), three to Constructora Meco ($34 million) and one to Grupo Orosi ($13 million). Three contracts are still to be awarded.

“Conavi had initially decided to award all contracts ($237 million) to Hernán Solís, but has now decided to distribute them among more companies”, reported

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