Bogotá to tender waste management services

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Colombia's national water and sanitation regulator (CRA) has authorized a proposal by capital Bogotá's public services department (UAESP) for separate companies to continue carrying out waste management services in exclusive areas, local daily El Tiempo reported.

UAESP will now launch a 2.3tn-peso (US$1.22bn) international tender that will assign waste management services to a group of firms for the next 11 years.

Once the tender process is complete and new contracts in place, the city's waste management tariffs will be applied according to the amount of waste being managed, rather than according to a fixed price.

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Companies Empresas Lime, Aseo Capital, Atesa and Ciudad Limpia currently provide waste management in six zones of Bogotá.