Brazil's Santa Catarina state water utility Casan has received one bid for its tender to prepare a management plan for municipal sanitation services, the company's technical director, Fabio Krieger told BNamericas.
With a ceiling price of 34.6mn reais (US$20.7mn), the job entails developing a six-year sanitation plan for state capital Florianopolis and the towns of Penha, Piçarras Bombinhas and Barra do Sol. The chosen firm will also provide technical support and assistance with general management and financial planning for 58 months.
"The proposal, submitted by a four-company consortium, is currently being analyzed by our tenders committee. Once deemed qualified, our price evaluation phase will begin, which includes approval by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), partial financer of the project," Krieger said, declining to reveal the name of the companies involved.
"The whole tender process should take about four months," he added.
If the bid is approved, a tender to perform civil construction work is expected in 1H12. The project, which includes building sewerage systems, should take place from 2012-2017, according to the executive.
Established in 1971, Casan serves 203 of Santa Catarina's 293 municipalities. The utility supplies water to about 2.3mn people.