Progress in Fertilizer Purchase in Guatemala

The Appraisal Board at the Ministry of Agriculture has accepted three of the five bids received, and announced that contracts will be awarded on Monday March 30th.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The companies who qualified to take part in the tender for the contract for the purchase of one million 914 thousand bags of fertilizer are Disagro of Guatemala, Tigsa Fertilizantes and Fertilizantes Maya (Mayafert), reported

The bidding process is being challenged by some of the participating companies, who have pointed to disconformities over the transparency with which it was conducted.

According to the Minister of Agriculture, Efrain Medina, the adjudicating board will award contracts on Monday, and supplies will be available for the 957 farmers who will benefit in 30 days. Farmers have to pay Q30 ($3.89) per bag and the state will subsidize the remaining Q200 ($26).

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