Panama Tenders Cold Chain Logistics System for $90 million

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

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

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.

The target date for submission of proposals is June 29, 2011.



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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.

Cold Chain Logistics System Out to Tender Again

July 2011

The $70 million tender includes the design, construction, equipping and commissioning of an Integrated Cold Chain Logistics System.

The purpose of the tender is to design a system of integrated Cold Chain logistics, which begins from receipt of the post-harvest product, which then passes through modern value-added processes and safety procedures in post-harvest Management Centres, utilizes appropriate refrigerated transport systems and ends with delivery to final consumer outlets.

Only One Company Bids for Cold Chain

June 2011

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

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 .

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