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A total of three teams continue in the PPP tender process for the development of the "Viaducto La Raza Indios Verdes Santa Clara", an elevated highway in Mexico City metropolitan area.
The three bidders that continue in the race to get the contract are the following: an Omega Corporacion - led consortium, Mota-Engil México, and Promotora y Operadora de Infraestructura (P-infra).
The preferred bidder will be responsible for the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance (DBFOM) of the new road during the 30 year concession period.
The P5.556 billion (US$325.2 million) road PPP project involves the construction of a new 9.5 km elevated highway that will connect the north part of Mexico city with the México-Pachuca road. The highway will have four lanes in each direction.
OHL decided to drop out from the tender process in July after sources made public audiotapes that suggested OHL got insider information related to the highway contract.
Other firms that also dropped off the tender process were: Controladora de Operaciones de Infraestructura, Sacyr Concesiones México, Promotora del Desarrollo de América Latina, Constructora y Edificadora GIA+A, and a cosortium led by Promotora y Desarrolladora Mexicana and China Harbour Engineering Company México.
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