October 25th, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) Construction firm, Hernan Solis is looking to block the award of a contract to build two permanent bridges on the Circunvalación that was awarded to a competing firm by the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MOPT), which announced the deal last week.
The firm has filed an appeal with MOPT, requesting that the award be rescinded.
Mario Loria, who is in charge of bridges at MOPT, said the award was granted to competing firm, Codocsa, because Hernan Solis’s bid contained technical problems related to seismic resistance.
Hernan Solis denies this claim, on which it is basing its appeal.
According to MOPT officials, the case will now go to independent legal review.
Permanent repairs to the Circunvalación, a major beltway around the capital city of San José where a group of Bailey bridges had to be removed last month as they were in danger of collapse, were to begin on November 18th and take six months.
Codocsa had submitted the most expensive bid, some ¢650 million more than Hernan Solis.