Teams are beginning to form in preparation for the 2019 tender for the Colombian capital’s first ever metro concession, Inframation has learned.
While consortia are not yet finalized, multiple sources engaged in the process have identified the following companies as potential bidders who will likely team up for the USD 4.4bn project:
– Andrade Gutierrez
– Ansaldo ATS
– Camargo Corrêa
– China Harbour Engineering
– Grupo Carso
– Salini Impregilo
One source said that they expect five consortia to form to bid for what will be one of Latin America’s largest infrastructure projects in the coming years.
The public Empresa Metro de Bogotá (EMB) company has set a pre-qualification deadline of 21 January 2019 and companies must submit their final teaming documents then.
The government entity has explained that of the total USD 4.4bn capex, the concessionaire will fund USD 1.1bn through equity (USD 300m) and debt (USD 800m) for importing construction equipment and providing the trains and coaches.
The government will pay the concessionaire USD 2.6bn for the public works during the construction of the rails and the stations.
The remaining USD 700m from the government and multilateral lenders will pay for the anticipated transfer of gas and water piping, telecoms lines and other assorted networks as well as the project management office and land acquisitions.