Argentina's Santa Fe province government has received eight bids for a tender to carry out the first phase of work on the Reconquista potable water pipeline, budgeted at over 122mn pesos (US$30mn).
A group composed of Cocyar, Proyección Electroluz and Empresa Constructora Pilatti presented the lowest bid of 118mn pesos, while a group including Supercemento, Petersen Thieler Cruz and Rovella Carranza submitted the highest, with 141mn pesos.
Other companies that submitted bids included: Tecsa-Guerechet-Ingenem Construcciones; Electroingeniería; JCR; Dycasa; Milicic-Obring; and Mundo Construcciones-Coemyc, the province government said in a release.
First-stage works include building an intake and conduction pipeline on the Correntoso river as well as a pumping system and distribution network.
The government plans to tender the second and third stages of the project by year-end, which will cost 125mn pesos and 126mn pesos respectively.
The pipeline is expected to be completed by 2015 and aims to supply water for 100,000 residents in Avellaneda, Reconquista, Fortín Olmos, Nicanor Molinas and El Arazá.