Panama: Truck Maintenance Concession

The mayor-elect of the Municipality of Panama, Bosco Vallarino, announced that he could grant a concession for garbage truck maintenance.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The concession would be granted in order to ensure the daily circulation of 60 trucks in the capital district.

Kemy Loo Pinzón wrote in Prensa.com: "During an interview on TVN Channel 2 yesterday, Vallarino said that only 16 garbage collection trucks are currently operating. 'This is due to maintenance; trucks that age 10 years in a few months because parts are taken away or changed,’ he said."

Vallarino will take over the mayor’s office for the capital district on July 1.

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Tender for Street Cleaning Trucks for $5 million

October 2014

The Municipality of San José in Costa Rica, is putting out to tender the purchase of five solid waste collection trucks.

Government Purchase 2014LN-000003-99999 Costa Rica:

"ACQUISITION OF 5 SOLID WASTE COLLECTION TRUCKS"

The deadline for submitting proposals is January 7, 2015.

Hired Trucks for the Panamanian Urban Cleaning Authority

July 2011

The agency is currently spending $1 million a month on hiring garbage trucks.

Mismanagement of the trucks has led the authority to abandon the option of having its own fleet of vehicles, opting for rental instead.

For the next 12 months the institution plans to spend $16.8 million on rental payments, which is currently distributed between about 7 companies at a rate of $65 per hour.

Panama Invites Bids for Supplying Garbage Trucks

April 2010

The municipality of Panama City will invite public bids for supplying 51 garbage trucks.

On the first days of April, the municipality announced it would acquire the trucks through a $8.6 million direct purchase. Such operation was controversial, as some companies alleged irregularities in the process.

Controversy Surrounds $8.6 Million Truck Purchase

April 2010

A direct purchase of 51 garbage trucks by the municipality of Panama City could be annulled due to anomalies in the acquisition process.

Businessmen and municipal delegates requested to reverse the decision to purchase 51 garbage trucks from companies “Equipa Panamá S.A” and “Partes Diesel”, for approximately $8.6 million.

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