Mexico's Veracruz state to evaluate bids for water concessions

Friday, November 10, 2017

Three companies are bidding for the 30-year concession to operate potable water and sewage services in Boca del Río, a coastal municipality in the Mexican state of Veracruz.

Proactiva Medio Ambiente, a subsidiary of French resources management firm Veolia, and Spanish Acciona Agua are the two companies that submitted technical and economic bids for the contract on October 26, about one month after the bidding process was formally launched.

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Publicizing the results of the technical evaluation and the opening of the economic proposals were scheduled for November 10.

The winner is to be announced on November 17, and the contract will be signed on December 15.

The tender calls for the selection of an investor/operator to create a public-private company with Boca del Rio municipal government to supply potable water and distribution services, operating the local sanitary and storm water sewage networks, as well as the treatment and reuse of wastewater.

The municipality of Boca del Rio belongs to the metropolitan area of the port city of Veracruz. Water and sanitation services in the municipality used to be managed by the utility serving the greater Veracruz area until in November 2015 the local government took over.