The administration of the airport terminal, at the request of the companies involved in the project, has agreed to postpone the ceremony for the opening of bids scheduled for August 3.
Among the thirty-one companies who participated in the approval meeting are Sacyr, Odebrecht and Riva.
"In addition to building the new terminal, the company that wins the contract will have to build a four-lane access road to the airport to connect with the Southern Corridor. The airport administration plans to obtain funds to build the project from a tender of the commercial spaces that will be available from the new expansion", reported Prensa.com
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The opening of bids for cleaning services will be held on January 21, and for the selection of a project manager for the expansion work the new date is January 25.
Prensa.com reports that "two tenders by Tocumen SA have been rescheduled at the request of interested companies who asked for more time to submit their proposals.
The opening of bids, originally scheduled for August 13, 2012, has been extended to August 22.
This postponement is due to modifications made in the specifications, which now include the refurbishment of the existing terminal and its connection with the new extension.
"The construction of the South Terminal, which will have 20 gates and allow Tocumen to receive between 15 million and 17 million passengers a year, is estimated to cost about $400 million.
Submission of proposals for the design and construction of the third power transmission line in Panama has been postponed until August 9.
Prensa.com reports: "This project is part of the investment plan by the state run company Empresa de Transmisión Eléctrica, S.A.(Etesa), and although the reference price does not appear in the tender conditions, it is estimated that the new 230 kilovolt line, which starts at the community of Veladero (Chiriqui) and goes to the substation Panama II, will cost $146 million. "
The Superintendency of Electricity has postponed until April 18, 2012 the date for receiving bids for the long term supply of 350MW.
The distributor DelSur, organizer of the process, requested the extension from the refulator on Nov. 28. The request for extra time comes from four companies participating in the process, AES Fonseca Energía y EMC El Salvador, known as the Honduran Terra Group.