Sao Paulo state city launches water concession

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Sao Paulo state city launches water concession

The city of Sumaré (São Paulo state), Brazil, has launched a tender process for a concession relative to the water supply and sanitation services of the city.

The future concessionaire will be responsible for the construction, modernization, operation and maintenance of production and distribution systems of drinking water. The project also includes the collection, removal, treatment and disposal of sewage for a period of 30 years.

The future concessionaire will be reimbursed with R$345 million (US$154 million) during the 30 years of the concession period. R$160 million will go toward the city's water supply system, R$170 million to its sewerage system, and the remaining R$15 million will be used for the operation and management of both systems.

Interested parties must submit their proposals on 27 August 2014.

According to sources, OAS Investimentos S.A., a privately-owned Brazilian multinational conglomerate that was awarded the sewage public private partnership project in the municipality of Guarulhos (São Paulo), was present during a public hearing on the project on June 11. The local engineering firm Solvi was also present.

Sumaré has a population of 236,358 and an area of 153.44 km². The city is located 115 km northwest of state capital São Paulo.

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