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Chile Construction Tenders – Water Reservoir, Cable Car, and Hospital

Chile launches tender for US$160mn water reservoir

The Las Palmas dam project seeks to help secure water supply for irrigation in the Petorca valley during the dry season. The project entails the construction of a new dam for the Las Palmas reservoir, near Petorca in Valparaíso Region (V). The reservoir will have the capacity to store up to 55Mm3 of water from the Petorca River, which will help irrigate 2,859ha of land in Petorca, Cabildo, La Ligua and Papudo municipalities.

The MOP notice can be read here, in Spanish.


Public Bid for the Bicentennial Cable Car Concession

 “Bicentennial Cable Car Concession“ was announced on July 11th. Bidding documents may be obtained with the Ministry of Public Works.

Project Description

The project involves the execution, repair, maintenance and exploitation through the Concession System of an urban single-cable car with an approximate length of 3,382 meters, connecting the boroughs of Providencia, Las Condes, Vitacura and Huechuraba. The goal is to improve the vehicular and pedestrian traffic of one of the most crowded areas of the capital, offering an efficient and sustainable transport system and contributing to the reduction of current levels of congestion in Eastern Santiago.

The official estimated budget of the project is UF 1,948,603 (approximately USD78 million).


Individuals or legal entities, national or foreign, may participate in the tender, either individually or in a Consortium, provided they meet the requirements of the Concessions Law, the Regulation of the Concessions Law and the Bidding Rules.

Reception and Bids Opening

Bids will be received by the Opening Commission on November 23, 2017, at 12:00 hrs. The opening of financial bids will take place on December 21, 2017, at 12:00.


Construction Tender for US$115mn hospital in Chile

Chile’s public works ministry has officially kick-started the first works to build a new hospital for Alto Hospicio in Tarapacá region (I) in the north of the country

The initial task is to urbanize the area in which the new structure will be built. This involves paving works, expansion of the local potable water network and wastewater collection system, and installation of electrical systems, the regional government stated in a press release.

The total investment required for the project is 74bn pesos (US$113mn), while the budget for the urbanization works is nearly 2.7bn pesos, which are being carried out by construction firm Ingeniería Maquinaria y Construccion, which was awarded the contract back in June 22.

Meanwhile, the contract to build the hospital is still being tendered and technical bids will be opened on November 15 and economic offers on January 30, according to public procurement website Mercado Público. Information on the tender can be seen here, in Spanish.

The finished hospital will cover a total surface of 37,734m2, it will have 235 beds, seven operating theaters, and a heliport, and its design will incorporate energy efficiency and seismic isolation, according to the regional government report.

During the start of the works, public works minister Alberto Undurraga said: “We’re currently building more hospitals than ever in the history of Chile,” while Alto Hospicio mayor Patricio Ferreira pointed out that the new hospital would be one of the most important health facilities in the region.

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