Only One Company Bids for Cold Chain

The consortium Panamá Frío, composed of locally owned firms and some of Venezuelan capital, set its price at $93.5 million

Thursday, June 30, 2011

A statement by the Presidency of Panama reads:

Consorcio Panamá Frío, of Venezuelan and Panamanian capital, submitted the only bid for 93 million 500 thousand dollars, in an act of reception of proposals held in the Office of the President and chaired by the executive secretary of Panamá Frío, Fernando Soto Duque, in the presence of the managing director, Yessica de Maitin .

The consortium has met the initial requirements and their proposal will be submitted for consideration by the Evaluation Commission for verification of documents and weighting of the proposal.

The Cold Chain Secretariat held on Thursday 30 June, the act of receiving proposals for the Construction and Equipment of the Public Market in Panama City, a secondary project to build eight facilities in the country. This work will take place in the area known as the field of antennas in Clayton.

This new system is necessary in order for Panamanian agriculture to develop to its full capacity, providing a useful tool for improving competitiveness, sustainability and efficiency, which in turn guarantees the provision of a basic goods, at good prices and quality.”

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Changes to ‘La Chorrera‘ Public Market Tender

October 2011

The new contract includes both the public market for $10 million, and also the construction of the Abasto Market for $15 million.

Maitin Yessica, administrator of the Cold Chain informed companies involved that they may clarify aspects of the tender in the approval meeting scheduled for October 17, 2011.

Contract Awarded for Cold Chain Logistics System

August 2011

The consortium Panamá Frío has won the contract for the design, construction, equipping and commissioning of an Integrated Cold Chain Logistics System in Panama.

The Venezuelan consortium's offer was the only one received and exceeded by $5 million the reference price of $70 million.

Panama Tenders Cold Chain Logistics System for $90 million

June 2011

The Ministry of the Presidency is putting out to tender the design, construction and implementation of an integrated cold chain logistics system.

The purpose of the contract is to modernize the current system of collection and distribution of perishable food products in both production and consumption areas in the country.

Panama Awards Marketplaces Design Contract

July 2010

Spanish company Mercsa will study, design and provide technical assistance for the construction for 8 public marketplaces.

An important component of the Cold Chain Project, these marketplaces will be located in David, Colón, Santiago, Penonomé, Chitré, Las Tablas, Panamá and Chorrera.

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