Spanish firm wins study contract for USD 1.3bn Costa Rica train project

14 January 2019 - 12:00 am UTC

Spanish consultancy IDOM was awarded with the contract to carry out feasibility studies for Costa Rica’s USD 1.3bn San Jose interurban rail project on Thursday (10 January).

Below is a breakdown of the bids presented by the various consortia.

Company Price offered (USD) Overall point score (/100)
Engevix-Ivicsa-Profit (Brazil) 924.630 95
IDOM (Spain) 1.019.374 96.3
Ayesa-KPMG (UK) 993.000 67.2

A full breakdown is available [asset1]

The bids of two other consortia –  PQS Dical (Costa Rica) / Auding Intraesa (Spain) and Centro de Estudios de Materiales Y Control de Obra (Spain), did not advance. The bid of PQS Dical did not comply with “general experience of the company”, whilst the bid of Cemosa-Typsa did not advance on the ground of a lack of  “technical experience of the company.”

IDOM will be expected to conduct full feasibility studies for the project, focusing on technical and financial aspects, which will complement the pre-feasibility studies, which were published on 1 November 2016.

Those studies outlined various scenarios of usage volume. One of those was scenario “2A”. The current call to tender will be to elaborate on the studies envisaged in that scenario. The scenarios ranged from 2A – 8. It is understood that this is a gauge, ranging from 2A of the lowest amount of demand, to 8 being the highest.

The contract value will be for USD 1.3m. The funds will be provided by the Central American Bank of Economic Integration (CABEI – better known by its Spanish language initials of BCEI). That amount will be transferred to the budget of INCOFER.

It is understood that those studies were financed with funds from the Central American Bank of Economic Integration (known by its Spanish language initials of BCEI), and jointly carried out by Spanish consulting firm IDOM and LCR Logistica for USD 1.3m.


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