Lima's ProTransporte issues final contract for US$850mn bus corridor tender

Friday, June 28, 2013

Peru's Lima transport authority ProTransporte has published the final version for the concession of five new bus corridors expected to draw investments totaling US$850mn.

Interested parties have until July 31 to submit the prequalification documents, whereas the technical and economical offers are due by September 27, according to the official agenda. The tender will eventually be awarded on November 15.


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The new bus corridors are intended to fit the city's vision of an integrated urban public transport system by connecting stages I and II of the city's Metropolitano bus rapid transit system (BRT) and the Tren Eléctrico rail system.

They will be built along the Panamericana Norte highway, the Carretera Central highway and avenues Javier Prado-La Marina, Tacna-Garcilaso-Arequipa and San Juan de Lurigancho-Abancay.

They will contribute to the organization of the currently chaotic public transport system, which still relies heavily on dozens of private concessionaires, most of them driving old, noisy buses, also known as "buses chatarras."

As many as five million citizens will benefit from the five new bus corridors, which will include the acquisition of 6,250 new vehicles, mayor Susana Villarán said in a February.

For the final contract document follow this link.

For the tender official agenda follow this link.