The city of Santo André, in the state of São Paulo, has plans to launch a water & waste public private partnership (PPP) project.
The state's audit court has requested tender information from local utility Serviço Municipal de Saneamento Ambiental de Santo André (SEMASA) to review the project.
The concession will involve the operation and maintenance (O&M) of Santo André water supply and wastewater systems. Additionally, the preferred bidder will be responsible for the O&M of the new water treatment plant currently under construction and for the management of the physical losses in the city's waterworks network.
The concession contract will have a period of 35 years and its value is estimated at R$600 million (US$150.8 million). Interested parties must submit their offers on or before 10 October.
Foz do Brasil, a subsidiary of Odebrecht, has developed feasibility studies for the concession.
Santo André is a Brazilian municipality located in the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo, including a group of municipalities known as Greater ABC Region. Its population is approximately 700,000 inhabitants. It occupies an area of 175.7 km².