Costa Rica: Highway Maintenance Contracts Re-awarded

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

Friday, September 10, 2010

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.

"The awards made by Conavi are identical to those made by the same council earlier in the year," reports

The comptroller had previously stripped them of any legal merit on finding failures in the process.

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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: 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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22 road maintenance contracts cannot be started as appeals are analyzed, a process that may take another three months.

Construction companies had complained when these works were awarded to a single company for $237 million. As a result, the National Roads Council (Covial), decided to award 17 to company “Hernán Solís”, three to “Constructora MECO”, one to “Orosi Siglo XXI” and one to “Quebradores del Sur”.

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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