Panama: Auction of Children's Hospital Still Stalled

For the third time the bids submitted by companies interested in building the new hospital will be reviewed.

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Directorate of Public Contracts annulled the second report by the tender evaluation committee, after participating companies denounced more irregularities.

"Now the committee will evaluate proposals from five companies who qualified in the process, they are: Consorcio Hospital San José Panamá, Acciona Infraestructura, Agrupación Nuevo Hospital del Niño, Consorcio FCC-HN and Consorcio Nuevo Hospital del Niño."

"Two other companies were involved in the act, but they were disqualified because the prices offered were considered risky."

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Illegalities in Tender for Work Equipment Denounced

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The union of distributors of equipment in Panama has denounced the existence of illegal requirements in the specifications of a tender to provide motor graders.

The Association of Machinery Distributors (Adimaq) argues that the request for proposal documents for best value tender No. 2016-0-16-0-08-LV -011526 to supply 15 motor graders included "... in an illegal manner, new conditions for sanctions and disqualifications after legal compliance, thus violating Public Procurement Law 22 of June 27, 2006. "

Panama: Complaints Over Children's Hospital Tender

February 2014

Participating companies have reported irregularities in the award of the work.

Companies interested in the tender for study, design, plan development, construction and financing of the new Children's Hospital in Panama have alleged there are irregularities in the award of the project.

Panama: Seven Companies Bid for Children's Hospital

November 2013

Of the 24 companies present at the clarification meeting for the tender, in the end only seven presented bids.

Today it will be determined if the companies meet the requirements of the technical proposal to build the new Children's Hospital. In the next thirty days the evaluation committee must submit a report to present the winning of the award.

El Salvador: Alba Petróleos Investigation Starts

July 2013

The superintendency of competition has began the investigation into alleged anti-competitive practices by Alba Petroleos.

"After analyzing the formal request by the National Association of Private Enterprise (ANEP) (February 5), the Superintendence of Competition has launched an official investigation (February 13, 2013), with the intention of determining whether Alba Petroleum had or had not violated the Competition Act through merging its businesses," noted an article in

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