Copasa calls three consultancy tenders worth US$11mn

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Brazil's Minas Gerais state utility Copasa (Bovespa: CSMG3) has called three consultancy tenders worth a total 17.3mn reais (US$10.6mn) to improve basic sanitation services in the southeastern state.

The first two tenders involve carrying out studies and developing technical engineering projects for the construction, expansion or modernization of water supply and sewerage service networks.

Set at 8mn reais, tender one will be carried out in Copasa's western operational region, while the second tender, budgeted at 7.5mn reais, will cover its metropolitan operational region, which includes state capital Belo Horizonte.

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Bids for both projects must be submitted by June 20 and works are expected to take 36 months to complete, according to procurement notices published on the company website.

Finally, Copasa launched a 1.8mn-real tender to provide technical support services for the planning and management of sanitation engineering.

Proposals must be submitted on June 28 and the work take 12 months, according to the bid document.

The tenders are being partially funded by national development bank BNDES.

Copasa supplies potable water in 603 municipalities to 14.2mn customers and provides sewerage services to 8.9mn people in 155 municipalities.