Large consortium wins $ 400 million viaduct contract in Mexico City


A consortium of Mexican infrastructure giants will win an $ 8 billion concession.

According to public records on the capital’s Tianguis Digital procurement page, commercial bids will open on August 17 and the public-private partnership agreement will be awarded on August 31.

The latest records of the competition were uploaded to the website on July 19, the day entrants submitted their technical and economic proposals for consideration. It was only when BNamericas submitted a transparency request that the city’s Treasury Department, responsible for tendering the document, explained how to access the files.

A total of 32 companies have registered to take part in the tender. But the consortium made up of Impulsora de Desarrollo Integral (Grupo Indisa), Gami Ingeniería e Instalaciones, Mota-Engil México, Promotora y Desarrolladora Mexicana de Infraestructura (Prodemex) and Desarrollo de Terracerías was the only one that submitted a technical and economic offer.

Participants such as Cemex, Promotora y Operadora de Infraestructura (Pinfra), Promotora del Desarrollo de América Latina (Ideal) submitted letters of apology stating that they could not make an offer. These companies probably led the consortia in which the other interested companies were grouped.

Thus, the consortium, led by Grupo Indisa, is likely to be the winner unless its economic or technical proposals are rejected by the ministry.

The acceptance of the offer will be followed by a meeting on March 1st with interested participants to answer technical questions, followed by a site visit on March 8th.

It has been more than six months since the tender for the high viaduct project was announced released in the city gazette on January 27th. On June 15, the government announced that it would postpone the announcement of the winner from July 27, as originally planned, to August 31.

Many details of the project remain unknown as the winner will also have to carry out the necessary studies and designs.

However, the plan is to build a 12.7 km long elevated road over Calzada Ignacio Zaragoza, from the Río Piedad viaduct in the east of the city to the highway that leads to the city of Puebla.

The project was also included in the country’s 2020-24 Infrastructure Program (PNI), which was updated in December. Two more PPP concessions, also part of the program, have already been awarded this year by the governments of the state of Mexico and the state of Hidalgo, and some of the above participants, such as Mota Engil, were among the winners.

In the picture: The viaduct Río Piedad over Calzada Ignacio Zaragoza. Credit. Gobierno de la Ciudad de México


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