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Panama, Panama City - pa/12


Call for expressions of interest, deadline 20th April, 2007 for engineering services for the construction, supervision and management of the second stage of the Panama City and Bay of Panama sewage project. The consultant will be needed to help analyze proposals from firms bidding to carry out works for this phase, which will include the construction of a 7 km wastewater interceptor tunnel, as well as a wastewater treatment plant and pumping station in the Juan Diaz municipality, immediately outside of capital Panama City. These works will be awarded in two separate contracts, one for the interceptor tunnel, and another for the treatment plant and pumping station, both slated for awarding by year-end. After these expressions of intent are received, the Ministry of Health (Minsa) will evaluate the proposals and come up with a short list of companies to be submitted to project backer, the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) for approval. The JBIC recently signed an agreement with Minsa for a USD167 million loan to fund this phase of the project. The services will last for eight years from the second semester of the year, when construction of the tunnel and treatment plant is scheduled to commence. The tunnel will be a turnkey project so that the diameter, depth and tunnelling methodology details can still change. However, some details will be given in the prequalification notices scheduled within the next 60 days. Contact Ministerio de Salud, Oficina de la Unidad Coordinadora para el Proyecto de Saneamiento de la Ciudad de Panamí¡ y la Bahí­a de Panamí¡, Corregimiento de Ancí³n, antiguo Hospital Gorgas, Edificio 255 Planta baja, Oficina 114, Apartado 081, 606812 Panamí¡. Tel. +507 2129373 or 2129100, fax +507 2129520, e-mail Juan Antonio Ducruet jducruet@minsa.gob.pa or jducruet@sinfo.net 16/07.Prequalification for international public bidding number LPI/CO-JBIC-SCBP-02-2007, deadline 30th October, 2007 for final construction works for the Panama City and Bay of Panama sewage project. The project includes the construction of an approx. 7 km-long, 1,800 to 2,100 mm-diameter pipeline. The proposed construction method is with 3 to 4 m-diameter single or double EPB shield. Visit www.panamacompra.gob.pa/DETALLE.ASPX?ID=2007-0-12-0-08-LP-002611 or contact Eng. Juan Antonio Ducruet Níºí±ez, Coordinador general del proyecto, Ministerio de Salud, Antiguo Hospital Gorgas, Corregimiento de Ancí³n, Edificio 255 - Planta Baja, Oficina 114, City of Panama. Tel. +507 5129373, fax +507 5129520, e-mail jducruet@minsa.gob.pa or jducruet@sinfo.net 39/07.