Rio water utility calls consultancy tender

Friday, November 25, 2016

Rio de Janeiro state water utility Cedae has called a 23.6mn-real (US$6.06mn) consultancy tender for waterworks supervision.

The 24-month contract involves supervising water supply projects in the metropolitan region of state capital Rio de Janeiro known as Baixada Fluminense. The works include installing pipelines and pumping stations and building reservoirs, the utility said in a procurement notice.

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Interested companies and Brazilian-led two-party consortiums should submit proposals by December 21. A winner will be chosen based on technical merit as well as the lowest price.

The initiative is being funded by Cedae, the country's employee indemnity guarantee fund FGTS, and possibly international financial institutions.

Cedae headquarters (CREDIT: Rio de Janeiro state government).

Cedae serves 13.4mn people in 63 municipalities throughout the state, where 86.8% have potable water supply coverage, 49.9% sewage collection coverage, and 30.8% sewage treatment.