QCOSTARICA – No doubt appeals will be filed in the coming weeks, as the National Roads Authority of Costa Rica (CONAVI), a division of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MOPOT) sets out to award ¢128.4 billion colones in road maintenance contracts to three companies, over the next four years.
The companies are: Quebradores del Sur, Constructora Hernán Solís and Constructora Meco.
The awards are part of the new generation of contracts proposed by the CONAVI for road maintenance.
But before the CONAVI can sign off on the contracts, it must wait the mandatory ten working days before it can be sent to the Comptroller’s office (Contraloría) for endorsement.
This time can also be used for appeals by the companies losing the bid.
The purpose of these new generation of contracts was to give opportunity to more companies to participate in tenders, said Cristian Vargas, CONAVI’s manager of roads conservation. However, for different reasons, many were unable to participate not being able to meet requirements, explained Vargas.
Source: La Republica