The city of Montes Claros in Minas Gerais, Brazil, has launched a tender process for a water supply public private partnership (PPP) project.
The project will involve the construction, operation and maintenance of the city's potable water supply and sewage collection and treatment systems for a period of 35 year .
The total project investment is estimated at R$589 million (US$153.2 million).
Bidders must have experience operating water networks for a city of at least 150,000 people with a minimum flow rate of 200l/s and sewage collection and treatment facilities with a minimum flow rate of 100l/s. Firms must prove that they have at least R$58.9 million (US$15.3 million) in capital, and consortia at least R$76.6 million (US$19.9 million).
Interested parties may request tender clarifications until October 9 and must submit their proposals on or before 19 October. Additionally, a technical visit is required beforehand.
Montes Claros is a city located in northern Minas Gerais state. The estimated population is approximately 400,000 inhabitants and the total area of the municipality is 3,470 km², of which 97 km² are urban.