Costa Rica Launches Port Moín Tender

Costa Rica's official newspaper will publish today the bidding rules for the concession of Port Moín.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

According to sources from the National Concessions Council, the bidding rules for Port Moín concession should be published today in the Official Gazette, with modifications by the General Comptroller of the Republic. The government was finally unable to tender Port Limón and Port Moín simultaneously, as was the initial idea. This is due to the ongoing dispute between the government and the worker's union of Port Limón.

The main changes introduced by the Comptroller would be in the financial structuring of the project, an aspect criticized in the first bidding rules, published April 2009.

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The government of Costa Rica has put on hold "indefinitely" the process for the concession of the ports of Limon and Moin.

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Port Concession in Limon and Moin Complicates Even More

January 2011

The labor union of the Caribbean ports of Costa Rica re-elected directors which are radically opposed to concession the ports to private investors.

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Single Offer Received for Moín Container Shipping Terminal Project

August 2010

Only one company, APM Terminals, has submitted a tender to build an operate the container port in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica's National Concessions Council has 45 days to evaluate the technical offer and if it meets the bid criteria required the next step is the economic offer evaluation with the contract due to be awarded by the end of the year.

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