Despite the fact that the tender has been stuck in the supreme court since last year due to alleged irregularities, the two consortiums competing for the concession have renewed their respective bid bonds until October 8.
The launch takes place one day before the official start of the presidential campaigns ahead of the October 7 elections..
A consortium of Uruguayan, Spanish and French firms allege that its score in the evaluation process should have been higher. The process has already been stalled after to a challenge by competitor Acciona.
Spanish banking giant BBVA said it has "expressed its willingness to negotiate with the Bolivian government to produce a smooth and orderly transfer with the regulator and the authorities."
The Brazilian development bank saw large H1 gains from the sale of shares in certain companies and improved loan book quality allowed it to reduce loan loss provisions.