Panama: Another Obstacle to Teleradiology Tender

The Social Security Department has canceled the tender for the installation and maintenance of teleradiology equipment and announced a new contest with new rules.  

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Social Security Department (CSS by its initials in Spanish) has suspended the tender after resolving the last complaint submitted Cable & Wireless Panama / Promotion Medical, SA (C & W-Promed) against the second round of bidding in which Cable Onda also participated.

C & W-Promed "warned about possible infringement which could generate a "principle of publicity", by the National Directorate of Procurement and Supplies of the CSS, because the notice of the second call for tender was published in the supplement "Clasiguía" inserted in the journals Crítica, Panamá América and Día a Día, all belonging to the same publishing house," reported Prensa.com.

The legislation mandates that notices be published in two national newspapers in a visible and locatable format and not classified supplements. Now, the CSS must report the date of the next public event which could generate a $88 million contract for the company that wins.



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Renewed Interest in Tender for teleradiology

May 2013

Following the cancellation of the first tender, where there were only two interested parties, in Panama there are now are ten companies in the contest that will award a contract worth close to $88 million.

Meditron Panama, Sanjur and Associates, Cable & Wireless (C & W), Horacio Icaza and Co., Promed, Cable Onda, Maxia, Biomedical Support and Systems, Medical Electronics and RESERMA are companies that appear in the minutes of the clarfication meeting of the second call for tender to be held on 21 May.

Teleradiology Tender Declared Void

May 2013

The tender for teleradiology services in Panama has been declared void by the Social Security Department, who rejected the proposals submitted by Cable Onda and C & W-Promed.

"In the tender for greatest amount, which has a reference price of $88 million, and a five-year contract, proposals were submitted by C & W-Promed for $105,595,132 and Cable Onda for $105,599,999", reported Prensa.com.

Panama: Race for $100 million Contract

April 2013

Cable Onda and Cable & Wireless are the bidders in the tender to install and manage for five years teleradiology services for users of the Social Security Department.

Both companies submitted bids in the tender, but also some complaints have been brought to light regarding the recruitment process by the Social Security Department (CSS).

Panamanian Internet Service Tenders

May 2009

On June 12, from 8:30 to 9:30, tenders will be received for the Framework Convention to Provide Internet Services to state entities.

Twelve companies that provide IT services have participated in meetings prior to the receipt of tenders.

Laestrella.com.pa published: "Among the companies which met from May 22 - 26 are: Cable Onda, Fidanque Hermanos e Hijos, Advanced Communication, Telecarrier, Optynex Telecom, BT, Tek Millennium, Cable & Wireless, Telefónica Móviles Panama, W Net, Sercom Management Corp and UFINET."

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