Costa Rica: Highway Maintenance Contracts Canceled

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

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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

Conavi must take into account the National Comptroller's Office recommendations before continuing with the award process.

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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.

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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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