$4 Million in Railroad System Maintenance

Panama's Metro is tendering for the preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance service of the railroad track, catenary and sizing equipment subsystems of Line 1.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Panama Government Purchase 2020-2-80-0-08-LP-002893

"El Metro de Panamá S.A. (MPSA) will have a management software (SAP) by means of which it will notify via electronic communication any incident that may occur in the systems. MPSA will be responsible for providing training on the use of the tool.

In the event that the breakdown is detected by an employee of the Contractor, the latter must immediately notify the MPSA Representative, before taking the necessary initiatives to restore the installations to normal operation in the shortest possible time. In these cases, the same procedure shall be used as with an incident or emergency call issued."

Reference value: $3,612,500.

Deadline for receipt of bids: May 8, 2020.

See tender (in Spanish).

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