Tender revived for Mexico City airport's transport center

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

GACM, the state-own holding that is building Mexico City's new 186bn-peso (US$10bn) international airport, published on government procurement website Compranet tender documents for the contract to build the project's intermodal ground transport center (CITT).

The international tender process will be formally launched on January 11, with its publication on the official gazette.

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Based on a tentative schedule, a visit to the project's site will take place on January 17, while the deadline to submit questions about the process will be January 24. The first clarification meeting has been set for January 31.

The date to submit and open bids has been scheduled for March 5, with the winner set to be announced on March 30. Construction works are expected to begin by May 1.

The tender replaces a previous one that was declared void in November after an evaluation committee ruled that none of the 11 bids submitted by 10 consortiums and one individual firm met all the specified requirements.

Construction powerhouses Acciona, Mota-Engil, OHL, Operadora Cicsa and FCC Construcción, as well as subsidiaries of Salini-Impregilo and Sacyr, were some of the bidders in the first process.

The CITT is the last major contract to be awarded for the airport. It involves the construction of an 85,000m2 four-level structure to serve passengers and vehicles. The center will be located south of the terminal building and is expected to feature parking lots, bus stops, a Metrobus BRT station, a metro station, car rental facilities and a commercial area.

The previous tender was launched in April, with June 12 as the original awarding date. It was eventually pushed back to October 31, when authorities once again said they needed more time to review the bids.