Panama: 6 Companies Interested in Designing 8 Marketplaces

Six companies participated in a preliminary meeting to bid for designing six public marketplaces.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Delegates from “Cau Arquitectos”, “Asociación de Consultores de Aguas Calientes”, ”Mercasa, F.G”. “Guardia”, “Berotz” and ” Berotz-Panamá“ answered the invitation of the Cold Chain Secretary. In the meeting, the companies asked questions about the acquisition process, which will answered in three days. The Secretary will aftewards publish the bidding rules.

These markets are the final phase of President Martinelli´s Cold Chain Project, one of his campaign promises. The project intends to benefit consumers and food producers with better facilities, higher quality food and lower prices.

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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.

Panama: Two Companies Bid for Designing Public Marketplaces

June 2010

Just two companies, Mercasa and CAU AH Domar, submitted bids for designing eight public marketplaces.

These marketplaces are part of a larger Cold Chain project, sponsored by President Martinelli’s administration.

“They will be located in Panamá, La Chorrera (Panamá Oeste), David (Chiriquí), Veraguas, Las Tablas (Los Santos), Chitré (Herrera), Penonomé (Coclé) and Colón”, reported

Panama Pushes Back Marketplace Design Bidding

May 2010

Authorities decided to give companies more time to prepare their bids for designing 8 public marketplaces; bids are now due on June 4th.

Fernando Duque, Cold Chain secretary, explained that they extended the deadline as many companies had been unable to complete the certification procedures required in the rules.

Panama: Cold Chain Could Start in September

March 2010

The start of the project, which seeks to reduce the loss of perishable goods, has been delayed due to the lack of statistics from the agriculture industry.

Authorities are currently developing the list of products which would be included in the project, and they expect to invite bids on September.

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