Panama: Offers Submitted for Communication Network

Three companies have presented bids to provide an integrated multi-service network supplying voice, internet and data communication services to state institutions.

Friday, August 20, 2010

The bidders were Teléfonica Móviles with $60 million, Cable Onda with $29 million and Cable and Wireless with $36 million.

"The head of the Panamanian government's innovation authority (AIG in Spanish), Eduardo Jaén, explained that in this weighted tender evaluation process, the economic part of the offer will contribute 35% of the total value, with experience contributing 10%, financial status 10% and the network design 45%," reports

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