Authorities argue that additional time is needed because only one group submitted documents in the call to operate the power utility.
The US$25mn contract entails replacing the terminal at Manta's airport, which was heavily damaged destroyed by an earthquake.in 2016.
The politicians submitted a letter to the president-elect at a meeting in Brasilia this week, listing the priorities of their state administrations in an attempt to find points of convergence with the incoming federal government.
The head of Goiás state water utility admitted that the firm would have to double that investment in order to achieve full water services coverage.
The mining and energy ministry published decrees aimed at preventing the liquidation of two Eletrobras distribution subsidiaries.
The initiative was backed by a mixed committee in congress, which also added new sources of money for the fund.
The proposal presented to the city council was motivated by service cuts in early November.