Rio seeks consultants for metro project

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Rio seeks consultants for metro project

The government of Rio de Janeiro has launched a tender process for consultants for the expansion of Rio's subway, in the stretch Gávea - Carioca.

The government plans to get the full basic design of the project and the preliminary environmental licenses. The selected consultants will also conduct the feasibility studies and select a procurement method for the project.

The deadline for submission of proposals is June 3rd, 2014. The studies will be submitted in a period of eight months.

See tender announcement (in Portuguese):

http://www.rj.gov.br/web/casacivil/exibeconteudo?article-id=2027361

All big cities in Brazil have plans under development to build metro networks. See more PPP projects in Brazil here.

Lately, Brazil's São Paulo state audit court TCE suspended in April the Rs4.7 billion (US$2.1 billion) public-private partnership tender to concession the Bronze Line 18 metro PPP.

Paraná state capital Curitiba announced also in April it is planning to launch a tender process for a 35-year concession to build and operate Curitiba's new metro through a Public private partnership contract.

In March, Rio Grande do Sul and the city of Porto Alegre signed a collaboration with the BNDES to get support from the national bank for the Porto Alegre subway project.

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