Receipt of Bids Starts for Palmerola Airport

After a process that has gone on for several years in Honduras the start of the opening of bids for the concession of the international airport in Comayagua has begun.

Monday, January 6, 2014 reports: "The Commission for the Promotion of Public-Private Partnerships (Coalianza) announced the opening of public hearings for the contract with an investor interested in building Palmerola international airport."

With this international competition they are looking for a company to invest and operate the new airport at a cost estimated to be around $107 million in its first stage.

On Jan. 6 the receipt of technical and financial bids from interested companies will take place, while January 7 is the opening of bids and the award of the project to entity with the best proposal.

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Airport Concession Awarded in Honduras

January 2014

A subsidiary of Terra Group will be responsible for the design, financing, construction, and maintenance and operation of the International Airport at Palmerola.

From a press release issued by the Commission for the Promotion of Public-Private Partnerships:

The Commission for the Promotion of Public Private Partnerships (COALIANZA) has awarded to Constructora de Servicios Aeroportuarios Integrados S.A.(SAISA), the Contract for the Design, Financing, Construction, Maintenance and Operation of Palmerola International Airport, which will be located in the city of Comayagua, on the road axis between Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula.

Only One Bid for Palmerola Airport

January 2014

The company which is already operating other airports in Honduras was the only one to provide a technical and financial proposal for the award.

The Honduran company Servicios Aeroportuarios Integrados S.A. (Saisa), a subsidiary of Terra Group, submitted the technical and financial offer after being shortlisted along with the consortium of Colombian origin Concay SA, who ultimately decided not to present a proposal for the construction of the new terminal.

Honduras: Palmerola Tender Postponed

September 2013

The opening of bids for Palmerola, scheduled for November, has been postponed at the request of two of the companies interested in building the airport.

"The deadline for Palmerola was put back to late September at the request of one of the bidders, but we have had a request from another bidder who is asking for more time.

Palmerola Airport Tender Announced

February 2013

The Spanish consultancy company ALG is advising the Government of Honduras on the economic model and the contest rules for awarding Palmerola to a private operator. reports that failure to reach an agreement with InterAirports has meant the resumption of the process "to define the economic model, how the bidding will be conducted and the nature of the contract between the state and the company that will finally take over the project. "

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