Cagece calls tender to expand Ceará water, sewerage systems

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Brazil's Ceará state utility Cagece has called a four-part tender worth 9.04mn reais (US$4.92mn) to expand potable water supply and sewerage systems in water basins throughout the northeastern state.

Part one, priced at 487,000 reais, entails work in the Alto Jaguaribe basin. Interested parties must have experience installing at least 3km of water supply pipeline and sewerage pipeline, according to the procurement notice.

Budgeted at 1.05mn reais, part two involves work in the Curú and Litoral basins which requires previous experience implementing a minimum 1km each of water supply and sewerage pipeline.

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Part three will be carried out in the Metropolitana basin at a cost of 3.07mn reais. Bidders must show experience deploying 16km of water supply and 2.4km of sewerage pipeline.

The final part is a 4.44mn-real tender for work in the Salgado basin. Interested parties must have previously implemented 12km of water supply and 3km of sewerage pipeline.

Proposals are due on May 9. All parts have a completion deadline of 36 months.

Cagece provides average potable water coverage of 96.9% in the 150 municipalities it serves throughout Ceará, with 98.3% in state capital Fortaleza and 97.0% other areas. Sewerage service coverage averages 37.2%, with 53.6% in the state capital and 22.8% in other areas.