Minas Gerais launches Itamar Franco airport PPP

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The transport and public works department of Brazil's Minas Gerais state, Setop, launched a tender for a concession to operate and maintain the Itamar Franco regional airport.

The project is budgeted at around 189mn reais (US$78.2mn), according to a tender notice.

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The public-private partnership (PPP) involves operating the airport for 30 years. Also known as Aeroporto Regional da Zona da Mata (ARZM), the facility is located between the towns of Goianá and Rio Novo.

Following a mandatory technical visit, companies and consortiums – which have to be led by a Brazilian firm – must hand in proposals on October 21. Bid envelopes are due to be opened on October 22, the notice said.

The eventual concessionaire will be selected on technical merit as well as on the size of concession payments requested. A ceiling price of 6.53mn reais/y has been set.

With a 2,500m runway, the airport will be expected to operate in cooperation with other transportation modals in the region, including highways, Rio de Janeiro state ports, and international airports such as Galeão (Rio de Janeiro state), Confins (Minas Gerais state), and Guarulhos and Viracopos, in the state of São Paulo.

BNamericas will host its 5th South America Infrastructure Summit in Colombia on October 22-23.