Four Offers to Build Jail for $70 million

In the tender process for the design, construction and equipping of the new Colon Penitentiary Complex, four proposals were submitted that ranged between $77 million and $75 million.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The Government Ministry stated that in the tender ceremony bids were received from Consortium CCJ Panama for $77.4 million, Consorcio Centro Penitenciario de Colón, for $77.2 million, Consorcio Desarrollo Penitenciario de Colón, for $74.9 million, and Consorcio Sistema Penitenciario de Colón, for $76.7 million.  

See more details of the tender.

From a statement issued by the Ministry of Government:

Some 4 companies submitted proposals in the best value tender for the "Design Study, Construction and Equipment of the New Colon Penitentiary Complex" project.

In the public act that had a reference price of B/.70, 405, 353.20, the CCJ Panama Consortium bid B/.77,400.00.00 for the works; For its part, the Consortium Centro Penitenciario de Colón offered B/.77, 200, 986.19 for the works; Consortium Desarrollo Penitenciario de Colón bid 74, 981,701.16 and Consortium Sistema Penitenciario de Colón proposed to carry out the work for B/.76, 737,784.04.

The future Colon Penitentiary Complex will be made up of two completely separate and independent centers, both physically and in terms of their administrative structure, which will house the male center with capacity for 1,570 inmates and the female center for a population of 76 inmates, making a grand total of 1,646 people.

The new resocialization complex in the Atlantic Coast will have: admission, requisition and entry buildings, accommodation or dormitory sites, health area, general, judicial and consular visiting areas.

In addition, it includes construction of school buildings, training and productive workshops, blocks for male and female guards, kitchen section and sports courts, as well as sites for spiritual or religious use, among other activities.

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