Tender launched to supervise works on Mexico City Metrobús

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The government of Mexico City has launched a public tender to oversee construction of line No.7 of the city's Metrobús system.

The contract calls for technical, administrative and financial supervision of the construction of a corridor and the corresponding infrastructure for line No. 7 of the Metrobús BRT system, according to a notice published in the city's official gazette.

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Line No. 7 of the Metrobús will run from Indios Verdes to Santa Fe, passing along Reforma Avenue and going through the Gustavo A. Madero, Cuauhtémoc, Miguel Hidalgo, Álvaro Obregón and Cuajimalpa districts of the capital.

The deadline to purchase the document containing the tender specifications is October 19 of this year. A meeting for clarifications is scheduled for October 25. Attendance at the meeting is mandatory for companies interested in participating.

Interested parties will have to bid alone and not as part of a consortium. Bids must be filed on by November 3, when they will be opened during a tender ceremony at the local government's general directorate for special projects.

Supervision works are set to start on November 17 of this year, and services must be completed in 357 days by November 8, 2017.

According to article 30 of the local public works law, the tender process must be carried out even if only one bidder participates.

Information released by the local government earlier this year shows that the Metrobus line no. 7 project involves the construction and operation of infrastructure for a new bus rapid transit system (BRT) that will cover 15km. The project includes construction of 31 passenger stations and will serve 100,000 passengers daily. It also involves the acquisition of double-decker and normal buses with Euro 6 standard technology. The new line will connect to Metrobus lines no. 1,3,4 and 6, in addition to lines no. 2, 3, 5 and 7 of the Mexico City metro system.

For information about the tender in Spanish, click here.