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Sabesp starts waterworks tenders, seeks expressions of interest in southeast Brazil

Sabesp starts waterworks tenders, seeks expressions of interest in southeast Brazil

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Brazil's São Paulo state water utility Sabesp (Bovespa: SBSP3, NYSE: SBS) has launched two civil works tenders worth a total of 55.3mn reais (US$28.2mn) and is seeking expressions of interest to improve basic sanitation service in the southeastern state.

Priced at 39.6mn reais, the first involves expanding the sewer system in the coastal city of Bertioga. Work will take place in the neighborhoods of Jardim Rafael, Vista Alegre and Vista Linda.

Companies interested in the 36-month project may request bid clarifications until March 6 and offers are due March 13.

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The utility also called a 15.7mn-real tender to expand its water supply system in the city of Osasco, just east of state capital São Paulo. The project includes implementing a pumping station, force mains and other works in the Bela Vista neighborhood.

Companies may request clarifications for the 18-month project by March 5, and offers are due March 12, the tender notice said.

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Finally, Sabesp is seeking expressions of interest for consultation work to prepare projects in the São Paulo metropolitan region. The job includes performing a study of the Guarapiranga water supply system and developing an executive project to expand the Theodoro Ramos potable water pumping station.

Companies or consortiums have until March 13 to request clarifications and March 15 to submit proposals. The initiative is set to last 12 months.