Paraguay's health ministry (Minsa) has received three bids for a US$4mn tender to transport, treat and dispose of hazardous hospital waste in Panamá province's Miguelito and Panamá districts.
So far, consortiums Termomedic y Asociados, Auramek and Ecotermo Panamá have submitted bids, Minsa said in a release.
Ecotermo offered the lowest bid for the six-month contract, with US$2.65mn, followed by Auramek with US$3.83mn and Termomedic's US$4.35mn.
The bid deadline was originally set for Monday (Jul 18). However, the date was pushed back by five days at the request of Auramek, which cited complications with international document authentication, local press reported.
Minsa had initially awarded a short-term, no-bid contract to Naves Supply, but decided to open a public tender after criticism of its decision.