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

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.

Monday, August 1, 2016

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. The timeframe for maintenance of the national road network is four years. The works must start within a maximum period of 15 working days.

From a statement issued by the General Comptroller of the Republic:

Through the accompanying resolution, the CGR has resolved the action brought by the CONSORCIO GROUP OROSI against the act of awarding line 3 of the Public Tender 2014LN-000018-0CV00, promoted by the National Roads Authority for "MP-R periodic maintenance and surface renovation of the National Road Network", in favor of CONSTRUCTORA HERNAN SOLIS S.A.

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Costa Rica: Companies Benefitting From State Inefficiency

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The National Highway Council will be extending for 12 months road maintenance contracts worth $151 million because of the inability to carry out new tenders.

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Costa Rica: Highway Maintenance Contracts Re-awarded

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The highways council (Conavi) has re-awarded 22 road maintenance contracts after the National Comptroller's Office declared the previous process void.

Of the 22 contracts, the developer Hernán Solís was awarded 17 with three going to Meco, one to Quebradores del Sur and another to the consortium Orosi - Siglo XXI.

Costa Rica: Highway Maintenance Contracts Canceled

August 2010

The National Comptroller's Office has annulled the award of 22 road maintenance contracts.

Nine companies had presented a total of 11 appeals against the decision to award contracts to the construction companies Hernán Solís, Meco, Quebradores del Sur and Orosi.

"The reasons include acknowledgement that the Costa Rican Highways Authority (Conavi in Spanish) was unable to state the calculations used in the award as private," reports

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