Maua re-tenders water PPP

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Maua re-tenders water PPP

The Mauá Municipal Government, located in the state of São Paulo (Brazil), has re-launched the tender process for the Manuá water supply PPP project.

In early October, we reported that Sao Paulo's Federal Audit Court (TCE/SP) suspended the process after the water company of the state of Sao Paulo (SABESP) presented complaints regarding the tender documents. A that time and for the same reason TCE/SP also suspended the tender process for the Santo André water & waste PPP project.

The process for the Manuá water supply PPP project has been re-launched after the modification of the tender documents. This is the the third attempt to conduct the bidding. The objective of the project is to reduce and control water losses of the city water supply system.

Two companies were involved in structuring the project: Odebrecht Environmental and Contern.

The preferred bidder will be responsible for the upgrade, operation and maintenance of the water distribution system for a period of 30 years. The total project investment is estimated at R$153.4 million (US$39.5 million).

Interested parties must submit their proposals on or before 11 January 2016.

Mauá, which is part of the metropolitan region of São Paulo, has a population of about 450,000 inhabitants and an area of 62.6 km².

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