Bogotá to award US$1.6bn waste management contracts

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Colombian capital Bogotá will on Wednesday award five concession contracts to operate waste management services in the city, following a short delay.

Worth US$1.6bn in total, the contracts were supposed to be awarded last Friday. However, the ceremony was suspended as Bogotá's public services unit requested more time to respond to observations made by companies participating in the tender, bidding documents show.

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Initially, 18 firms presented offers in the tender with five leading the race after the first technical evaluation.

Four bidders did not present insurance policies and another seven failed to meet financial requirements.

The contracts will see the capital being divided into five administrative zones for waste management.

Apart from waste management services, the contracts also require vehicles capable of handling containers mechanically and modern trash cans.