Court suspends Sao Paulo street lighting PPP

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Court suspends Sao Paulo street lighting PPP

The Municipality of Sao Paulo, Brazil, has suspended the tender process for the Sao Paulo Street lighting public private partnership (PPP) project.

Several companies including Abilux - Associação Brasileira da Indústria de Iluminação, F.M. Rodrigues & Cia Ltda. CPFL Eficiência Energética S.A. and GE Iluminação do Brasil Comércio e Lâmpadas Ltda. had requested clarification regarding the tender documents.

The preferred bidder would have to modernize, streamline, expand and maintain the street lighting infrastructure of the city.

The contract had a value estimated at R$7.3 billion (US$2.5 billion).

In late May 2014 we reported that 11 teams submitted proposals to develop feasibility studies for the project. The tender process was issued in October 2013.

On 11 November 2014 the project's public hearing was held and after that begun the project's public consultation, which ended on 24 November. Later in April 2015 the Municipality launched the tender process for the project, proposals would have to be submitted today.

Sao Paulo is the largest city in Brazil, the largest city in the Americas and the world's twelfth largest city by population. The city has a total area of 7,944 km². The metropolis has the largest economy by GDP in Latin America and southern hemisphere.

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