The waterworks division (DOH) of Chile's public works ministry (MOP) has issued a call for bids to carry out maintenance on the Lauca irrigation canal in northernmost region XV.
The work, which has a reference price of 1.18bn pesos (US$2.49mn), involves repairing several sections of the canal walls and rebuilding some stretches to reduce water losses, according to the tender document.
Bids are due to be received on September 9, with technical offers to be opened the same day. Economic offers will be opened September 16 and the project awarded September 23.
The regional government approved 1.2bn pesos for the project in June, according to a release from regional development department Subdere.
Due to the deterioration of the canal, DOH is finalizing designs to fully encase the canal network including the 41km main canal, which will cost some 10.3bn pesos, and its offshoots, requiring 5.2bn pesos, the release said.
In the central metropolitan region (RM), DOH is tendering maintenance work for flood protection upstream from the Lampa bridge in the town of the same name.
MOP is scheduled to receive bids on September 2 and open technical plans the same day. Economic offers will be opened September 8 and the winner announced September 17.
The project has a reference price of 244mn pesos, according to the bid document.
Finally, DOH has tendered the construction of a primary storm drainage system in southern region X capital Puerto Montt.
Work entails building collectors and installing a primary sewerage network as well as preparation works for construction of a secondary network, according to the tender document.
The project has a reference price of 1.09bn pesos and is scheduled to take 365 days to complete.
Bids are due and technical proposals will be opened on August 26. Economic offers are scheduled to be opened September 2 and the project awarded September 9.