Copasa tenders: Verde Grande, Contagem works; Belo Horizonte consultancy

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Brazil's Minas Gerais state water utility Copasa (Bovespa: CSMG3) has launched three tenders worth a total 18.3mn reais (US$10.4mn) to improve wastewater collection and treatment services throughout the southeastern state.

Budgeted at 8mn reais, the largest tender is for maintenance work to water and sewer main systems and residential connections in villages and shanty towns in the Verde Grande river basin, near the Bahia state line.

Offers are due on November 30 and the winning contractor will have 12 months to perform the work, according to a procurement notice on the company website.

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The project is being financed by national development bank (BNDES) with counterpart funding from Copasa.


The second tender, priced at 5.53mn reais, involves phase III work to build a sewerage system near Avenida Nacional in the city of Contagem. Work involves deploying 1.82km of collector pipelines, 1.76km of building connection pipes, and the installation of other reinforced concrete piping.

Proposals are due November 28 and the project has a 12-month deadline, the tender document said.

The work is being funded by federal savings bank Caixa Econômica Federal (CEF).


Finally, Copasa called a 4.80mn-real consultancy tender to monitor and supervise work to expand capacity of the Arrudas wastewater treatment plant.

Located in the city of Sabará, just east of state capital Belo Horizonte, the facility will be upgraded to handle 3,375m3/s. The project is also receiving CEF financing.

Offers are due on November 24 and the work must be completed within 36 months.