On 12 April 2018, the National Water Commission (CONAGUA for its acronym in Spanish) published in the Federal Official Gazette the call for tenders to participate in the public tender number APP-016B00009-E35-2018 for the award of a public private partnership contract for the provision of services consisting in capture, transmission, processing and data delivery for the revamping of the National Weather Service (the Public Tender).

The main purpose of the contract to be awarded in the Public Tender is the revamping of the National Weather Service. The term of the contract will be 20 years with possibility to be extended and the scope includes, among others, the following elements:

  1. The design, installation and commissioning of enabling components that provide technical support for the revamping of the National Weather System;
  2. The use of hardware and software elements, for the installation and commissioning of the necessary infrastructure for the data enablement of the Data Collection Positions ("PODs", for its acronym in Spanish) that generate services and functionalities, like real-time visualization, the management and establishment of automatic alarms, among others;
  3. Provision of operative services related to the enabling components (Help Desk, Additions, Withdrawals and Changes, etc.); and
  4. Necessary personnel for the operation of infrastructure and services.

It is important to mention that in order to participate in the Public Tender, the payment for the acquisition of the tender rules will be required, which entails the right to participate in the clarification meetings and other subsequent acts.

The cost of acquisition of the tender rules is MXN $50,000.00 (fifty thousand pesos 00/100 Mexican Currency) plus Value Added Tax.

The most important dates in the development of the Public Tender are listed below:

No. Activity Date
1. Acquisition and payment of the tender rules From April 10th, 2018 to June 13th, 2018
2. First clarification meeting April 17th, 2018
3. Second clarification meeting April 30th, 2018
4. Preliminary review From May 1st, 2018 to June 6th, 2018
5. Submission and opening of technical proposals June 13th, 2018
6. Evaluation of technical proposals and opening of economic proposals June 27th, 2018
7. Award July 4th, 2018
8. Contract execution September 4th, 2018

The tender rules contains the technical concepts, legal requirements and other specifications that must be met by those interested in participating in the Public Tender. The tender rules are published both on CompraNet and on CONAGUA's website.

This project is one of the PPP water projects contemplated in Block 2 of the Strategy to Promote Federal PPPs, which was published on March 9, 2017 by the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit.

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