Barra and Jacarepagua winners expected soon
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THE WINNERS of Brazil’s Barra de Tijuca outfall and Jacarepagua basic sanitation tenders should be known by the middle of this month according to Alberto Gomes, president of Cedae, Rio de Janeiro’s state water company.
The tenders are divided into three sections. The first, valued at R$56 million (US$28 million), covers construction of a WwTP; the second, worth R$38.5 million (US$20 million), is for a 5km-long underwater outfall pipeline; the third, worth R$45 million (US$23 million), covers construction of pumping stations, main and access sewers in Jacarepagua.
Thirteen groups and companies have prequalified for Lot 1. They are Consorcio Serveng-Civilsan, Consorcio Barra Nova, OAS, Celi, Cowan, Etesco, Mendes Junior, VIA, Consorcio H. Guedes, Consorcio Estacon-Degrémont, Consorcio Construcap-Modern, Consorcio Sultepa-Pedrasul and Consorcio Queiroz Galvao-Passarelli.
Three companies have been prequalified for Lot 2. They are Ster, Consorcio Serveng-Civilsan and Consorcio Barra Nova.
Fifteen companies have made proposals for Lot 3. They are Celi, Cowan, OAS, Etesco, VIA, Bloros, Infracon, EIT, Consorcio Serveng-Civilsan-Cetal, Consorcio H. Guedes-Yamagata-Faulhaber, Consorcio Estacon-Degrémont, Consorcio Construcap -Modern, Consorcio Queiroz Galvao-Passarelli, Consorcio Ivai-Sanesg-Baneng and Consorcio Sultepa-Pedrasul.
There is still legal confusion over who will have the right to operate the system. The state government says that it is its prerogative, while Rio de Janeiro city council also claims responsibility.
The city council has gone so far as to announce future operating concession conditions for the Barra and Jacarepagua region. These, it says, will last 20 years and must provide 90% of properties with water and sewerage connections within four years. Furthermore, 80% of wastewater must be treated before discharge to sea and charges may not be more than those imposed by the state operator, Cedae.
Rio de Janeiro state secretary for sanitation, Luiz Henrique Lima, says the council is “not acting seriously”.