Jan 28, 2021 16:56 PM

The Integral Port Administration (API) Progreso, in Yucatán, published in the Official Gazette of the Federation (DOF) a notice to those interested in participating in public tenders to obtain contracts for the partial transfer of rights and obligations, for construction, equipment , operation and exploitation of the terminals that will be located in the port expansion area.


The expansion of the port of Progreso is a government project announced last year in which an investment of 4.3 billion pesos will be made and which consists of carrying out a construction dredging of approximately 5 million cubic meters, to increase the capacity of the port's navigation areas.


The navigation channel would go from 150 to 180 meters (m) wide and from 8 to 10 kilometers (km) in length, the ciaboga basin would go from 400 to 600 m in diameter, all at a depth of 14 m to achieve a official draft of 12.8 m.


The material product of the dredging will be deposited in a polygon of approximately 40 hectares of extension, thereby creating a platform of the same extension to develop within it various specialized terminals that will be incorporated into the macroproject as soon as they are published, according to the platform Mexico projects.


The macro-project includes the construction of specialized terminals for their design, construction, equipment, installation, operation, maintenance and exploitation. For specialized terminals, the selection processes will be through international public tenders, contracts will be through partial assignments of rights for 20 years; and the sources of financing will be through private resources.


In this way, and based on the Port Law, the API communicated the beginning of the pre-registration stage of interested parties, in which any natural or legal person of any nationality may participate, without prejudice to what is established in the summons.


Those interested in being considered in the pre-registration must deliver or send via courier to the address of the API, in original and a duly signed copy, a written expression of their interest in the object of the notice. In said letter, they must prove their legal personality through different documents stipulated in the call.


Likewise, they must provide contact telephone numbers, email, the predominant activity in which they are engaged, the reasons for their interest, their experience in operating projects in port terminals or facilities and the business line to develop in the expansion area.


The delivery of said manifestation to the API will constitute the right to be considered in the pre-registration, however, the interested parties to participate in the public tenders must acquire the bases of the same, during the sale period that will be indicated in the Calls .


The entity clarified that, if the winner of any of the contests is of foreign nationality and / or natural person, he / she must assign the right to enter into the contract that is the object of the contest on merit in favor of a Mexican commercial company, for which, the The company that complies will have to have a shareholding, management capital and operations structure in accordance with the applicable legal provisions.


According to the document, the API will be receiving expressions of interest until March 31, 2021 and may modify at any time, the terms and conditions under which the pre-registration referred to in the notice can be obtained. Or you can cancel it.

Source: T21

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