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A total of six groups have prequalified for a 200mn-real (US$120mn) tender launched by Sao Paulo state water utility Sabesp (Bovespa: SBSP3, NYSE: SBS) to build and operate a sewage system for the city of Sao Jose dos Campos, a company spokesperson told BNamericas.
Construction companies Construtora Passareli and Delta Construçoes were shortlisted along with consortiums Consorcio Aterpa, Sonel e Enotec; Pararangaba (Gomes Lourenço, Tejofran and Araguaia); Consorcio OHL, Cesbe and Elevaçao; and SES Pararangaba (OAS, Etesco and Ype).
The prequalified groups are due to submit bids on February 22.
The awardee will have 30 months to complete work and will operate the sewerage system under a 20-year concession.
Work involves building a wastewater treatment plant, trunk sewers, pumping stations, domestic sewerage connections and pipelines.
The new system will treat wastewater in the eastern part of Sao Jose dos Campos, in neighborhoods such as Pararangaba. Once work is complete, the city, located just southeast of state capital Sao Paulo, will be treating 100% of the wastewater it collects.