Tender for Fourth Transmission Line Delayed

In Panama, the state electricity company has ordered the re-evaluation of offers submitted by the six companies interested in the construction project for the Fourth Transmission Line, after one of them submitted observations on the report by the evaluation commission.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Empresa de Transmisión Eléctrica, SA (ETESA) ordered a new partial analysis after having received comments on the report made by the evaluation committee, which were submitted by China Electric Power Equipment and Technology, Co. Ltd. The Commission will have a new period to issue the ordered report (up to 5 working days after the resolution) and, following a new report, the proponents will have another period of time (5 business days after the report is published) to send any observations if they have them.

See: "Six companies interested in Fourth Transmission Line"

From a statement issued by Empresa de Transmisión Eléctrica:

Panama, August 20, 2018.- Following the expiration of the period established by law for the receipt of observations on the report presented by the evaluation committee on the prequalification proposals for the Fourth Electric Transmission Line project, Empresa de Transmisión Eléctrica, SA (ETESA), as established by law, instructed the evaluation committee to carry out a new partial analysis of the files received during the act of receipt of Prequalification of Proposals.   
 
One of the proposing companies, China Electric Power Equipment and Technology, Co. Ltd, exercising its right established in the local regulations, sent observations on the report made by the evaluation commission.  ETESA, as the entity responsible for due compliance with the Law that regulates public procurement and the request for proposal documents for this act, received the comments from the proponent and sent them to the evaluation committee for a new partial review of the documentation. 

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