Major water PPPs announced in Mexico

Major water PPPs announced in Mexico

Global Publication October 29, 2020

During the past few days, the Mexican government has issued international public tenders for the award of two  major public private partnership (PPP) water projects in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur.

First, the Los Cabos Municipal Water and Sanitation Agency (Organismo Operador Municipal del Sistema de Agua Potable, Alcantarillado y Saneamiento de Los Cabos, OOMSAPAS) has called an international public tender to award a PPP to develop a new desalination plant in the area.

The 25-year project aims to supply drinking water to the wider Los Cabos area, and includes the design, construction, equipment, operation and maintenance of a 250 litres per second (LPS) desalination plant in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur.

While not included in the official bid call documents, public sources suggest that up to 49-percent of the total investment amount will be guaranteed by a Mexican development bank. The winning bidder will provide the remainder.

Full technical, financial and legal requirements for bidders and this project are outlined in the bidding guidelines, that are available for interested parties to acquire until February 5, 2021. Other key dates in the process include:

Informative meeting and site visit November 4, 2020
First Q&A session November 24, 2020
Second Q&A session January 15, 2021
Submission of proposals February 5, 2021
Award March 17, 2021
Contract execution / construction starting date May 17, 2021

 

In addition to the desalination plant project, OOMSAPAS has also issued an international public tender to award a 10-year contract to provide integral services for the improvement of the water management network of Los Cabos. The bidding guidelines for this project are also available for interested parties to acquire until February 2, 2021. Other key dates in this process include:

Site visit November 5-6, 2020
First Q&A session November 24, 2020
Second Q&A session January 15, 2021
Submission of proposals February 8, 2021
Award March 18, 2021
Contract execution May 13, 2021

 

OOMSAPAS will pay a monthly consideration from its own budgetary resources to the winning bidder in accordance with the bidding guidelines.



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