Scanners Contract Awarded in Panama

With a $16.9 million bid, the consortium McMillan, Ebco and Nuctech have been awarded the contract for the operation and maintenance of scanners in ports and customs offices.  

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

"... Consorcio Cotecna and SGS Panama Control Services, each filed complaints with the Public Procurement Directorate, but these were rejected", reported

In the bidding conducted by the National Customs Authority SGS offered $7.2 million and Cotecna $15.7 million. The specifications stated that the financial offer had a weighting of 30% and the technical evaluation 70%.

It took into account the experience of the bidders, their economic solvency and the technical quality of their proposals with 40, 20 and 10 points respectively.

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