Mexico City launches tender to build children's museum

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The public works and services ministry of the Mexico City government has launched a tender to build a children's museum in the Iztapalapa district of the capital, according to a document published Tuesday in the city's official gazette.

The construction of the so-called Children's Interactive Museum will require an estimated 700mn-peso (US$34mn) investment, 300mn pesos of which will be provided by the local government while the rest will come from private funds, according to local press.

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Only local companies bidding alone are allowed to participate.

The terms and conditions for participating in the tender are available at the ministry's main office and the deadline to purchase the documents is December 1. A site visit is scheduled for December 2 at 10am, and a clarification meeting is set for December 8 at which attendance is mandatory. Bids must be submitted on December 19.

The works are scheduled to start on December 29 of this year, with an estimated completion date of March 30, 2018.

The companies interested in participating need to show previous administrative, professional and technical experience in the design of similar projects, as well as solid financial capacity.

The local government simultaneously launched another tender to provide supervision services for the construction of the museum. The deadline to submit the proposals to obtain that contract is December 14.