Guatemala: Tender for Road Maintenance

The contracts are for patching work, supervision, resurfacing of roads and main pathways, and bridge maintenance, among other things, on the national road network.

Monday, March 10, 2014

The Ministry of Communications, Infrastructure and Housing (CIV) is inviting bids for 430 road maintenance projects, through the Road Maintenance Fund, in which about $100 million will be invested. The contracts include patching work, supervision, resurfacing of roads, bridges and other maintenance works, on the national road network.

"... For purposes of transparency, the tender conditions of the contests are visible on the Guatecompras website and any company can participate as long as they meet the requirements," said Miguel Cabrera, vice minister of the CIV.

"Within the requirements found in the tender conditions for the System for Procurement and Contracting, is the fact that companies can only put themselves forward for a maximum of three contracts."

"... the maintenance works will be starting after the first half of March, mainly on dirt roads in Huehuetenango, San Marcos, Quetzaltenango, Petén, Verapaz and Chimaltenango," added the official.

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