São Paulo's Mauá gears up for municipal waterworks PPP

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Monday, November 10, 2014

The city of Mauá in Brazil's São Paulo state is planning a tender for a 153mn-real (US$63.7mn) waterworks concession, according to a local government release.

The 30-year public-private partnership involves upgrading the city's water distribution infrastructure with pipeline and reservoir works, among others. One of the primary goals of the concession is to reduce the rate of water loss in the city to 25% from 46%.

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Interested parties may address doubts or make suggestions regarding the concession until December 1. A tender will follow.

According to bid documents, the tender winner will be determined by technical merit as well as the lowest concession payment requested. Companies or two-company consortiums are eligible.

Local engineering firms Contern Construções e Comércio and Odebrecht unit Odebrecht Ambiental prepared feasibility studies for the PPP following a request earlier this year.

Located 26km southeast of state capital São Paulo, Mauá has a population of approximately 450,000.