The Private Investment Promotion Agency (PROINVERSIÓN) informs that after a strict evaluation process, four (4) Latin American and European bidders were prequalified to participate in the international competitive bidding for the construction and operation of the Puerto Maldonado Waste Treatment Plant (WWTP).
Three companies and a consortium with global operations were prequalified (bidders) after submitting the envelope No. 1 (prequalification documents), demonstrating compliance with the technical experience requirements for the construction and operation of wastewater treatment plants; as well as financial solvency as required in the Bidding Terms.
The prequalified companies are:
- Tecnología Intercontinental, S.A.P.I. de C.V.
- Fypasa Construcciones, S.A. de C.V.
- FCC Aqualia, S.A.
- Consorcio COPASA-ALMAR
The Puerto Maldonado WWTP project is an important project for the Peruvian State and the city of Puerto Maldonado (Tambopata and El Triunfo) because it will help reduce the persistence of acute diarrheal diseases (ADDs) and parasites caused by the low coverage of the sewerage service and the pollution of the Tambopata and Madre de Dios rivers. Thus, the quality of life of the population and the environment will be improved.
Next May, the successful bidder of the Puerto Maldonado WWTP project will be in charge of the design, financing, construction, rehabilitation, expansion, operation and maintenance of the municipal wastewater collection, treatment and final disposal systems in the city of Puerto Maldonado.
Under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mechanism, the approach goes beyond the construction, as it ensures the sustainability of the service during the contract term. This allows an appropriate operation and maintenance of the primary wastewater collection and treatment system, with high quality standards, avoiding the pollution of the Tambopata and Madre de Dios rivers.
The estimated investment in works amounts to S/. 231 million (including VAT), and the concession term is 22 years and 6 months (a maximum term of 3 years for the design and construction of the works and a term for the operation and maintenance of 19 and a half years are estimated). The co-financing granted by the Peruvian State, through the Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation (MVCS), assumes 100% of the payment of the investments.
Finally, the Puerto Maldonado WWTP project will activate the execution of other MVCS interventions through public works, including a Storm Drainage Project and the Large Cities Program. Its objective is to expand the coverage of water, sewage and storm drainage services to more inhabitants of the city.