Procurement News Notice

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Work Detail Despite requests from major international companies, Mexican tourism board Fonatur will not extend the deadlines for an estimated 40bn-peso (US$1.9bn) tender to award the contract to supply the rolling stock for the Maya train, as well as communications system, maintenance yards and control stations, among other aspects. Bids are due on May 7 and a winner will be picked on May 26, according to the tender published on procurement site Compranet. Fonatur announced last year that it would start a complex tender requiring four key elements for the 1,500km passenger and freight rail line. The first involved the acquisition and testing of 43 trains; the second the acquisition of the signaling, safety and telecommunications systems rail line; the third included the design, construction and equipment of maintenance shops and garages; and the fourth entailed a five-year maintenance plan. Following the launch of the tender on November 24, the board received an overwhelming number of questions and requests from interested participants to allow them to more time formulate their proposals. One of the participants even suggested moving the presentation of proposals back to the end of June, given that the original tender schedule and preliminary bases have been modified several times in the past four months. But the board has ignored the requests, publishing the definitive tender calendar for the process on March 29. There are no more opportunities for companies to send comments. The interested parties include Chinese firms CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive and China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC), Spains CAF, French firm Alstom Transport and Swiss company Stadler Rail Group, in addition to Siemens Mobility.
Country Mexico , Northern America

Work Detail

Despite requests from major international companies, Mexican tourism board Fonatur will not extend the deadlines for an estimated 40bn-peso (US$1.9bn) tender to award the contract to supply the rolling stock for the Maya train, as well as communications system, maintenance yards and control stations, among other aspects. Bids are due on May 7 and a winner will be picked on May 26, according to the tender published on procurement site Compranet. Fonatur announced last year that it would start a complex tender requiring four key elements for the 1,500km passenger and freight rail line. The first involved the acquisition and testing of 43 trains; the second the acquisition of the signaling, safety and telecommunications systems rail line; the third included the design, construction and equipment of maintenance shops and garages; and the fourth entailed a five-year maintenance plan. Following the launch of the tender on November 24, the board received an overwhelming number of questions and requests from interested participants to allow them to more time formulate their proposals. One of the participants even suggested moving the presentation of proposals back to the end of June, given that the original tender schedule and preliminary bases have been modified several times in the past four months. But the board has ignored the requests, publishing the definitive tender calendar for the process on March 29. There are no more opportunities for companies to send comments. The interested parties include Chinese firms CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive and China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC), Spains CAF, French firm Alstom Transport and Swiss company Stadler Rail Group, in addition to Siemens Mobility.


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