Still no Management for Panama Metro

A month ago the Metro Department ordered the evaluation committee to review the proposals, but the winner of the management contract has not yet been decided.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

"The committee submitted a report on the 24th of August, giving the highest score to a consortium led by Spanish companies Transportes Metropolitanos de Barcelona and Ayesa, but errors where identified ..."

The Department ordered a new revision of the bids received.

La Prensa states on its website, "Until the agency issues an opinion, three international business groups, the other two remaining in the contest are Metrop and Typsa, will be waiting for a contract worth about $ 30 million."

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Contract to Build Panamanian Metro Signed

November 2010

The Panama Metro Department and Consorcio Línea 1 signed last Friday the contract for the construction of Metro Line 1.

The project will stretch 13.6 kilometers and will be built from Los Andes, San Miguelito district, to the Albrook bus terminal, so the president made a special request to Panamanians in order for them to have patience with the changes which will happen as a consequence of the Metro works.

Ayesa Inelectra-TMB will Manage Panama´s Metro

November 2010

The Spanish consortium was awarded the bid to manage the Panamanian Metro.

The financial offer made for $ 27.9 million was the lowest received, and the proposal was also the one with the highest score.

"The consortium consists of engineering Ayesa (48%) of Spanish origin, the Venezuelan engineering Inelectra (32%) and TMB, the entity which manages Barcelona's transportation systems (20%)," wrote Roberto Gonzalez on his article in

Way Cleared for Metro Management Contract Award

September 2010

Panama's public acquisitions directorate has rejected the claim presented by GMP consortium.

The public acquisitions directorate judged that GMP's attempts to demonstrate its experience were not detailed enough and that the content was largely superficial. In doing so it supported the evaluating committee's decision to disqualify the consortium.

Panama: Five Companies Intrested in Metro Administration

August 2010

A total of five consortiums have submitted proposals to manage and provide technical support for the construction and operation of the Panama Metro.

The lowest price offered came from Barcelona's Metropolitan Transport consortium - Aguas y Estructuras S.A, at $27.97 million.

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