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First round of proposals for Cancun’s Nichupté Vehicular Bridge deemed not acceptable

Cancun, Q.R. — Federal officials have declared proposals for the construction of the Nichupté Vehicular Bridge as not acceptable after they reportedly came in above cost.

The Secretariat of Infrastructure, Communications and Transport (SICT) declared the international public tender LO-009000999-E53-2022 for the construction of the Nichupté Vehicular Bridge in Cancun void after proposals failed to meet the requested requirements.

According to the document, all of the presented proposals either failed to meet the requested requirements or their costs were not “acceptable”.

According to the minutes of the ruling published June 7, the amounts proposed for the project and work activities were “obviously higher” and exceed the budget and, therefore, “it is not feasible to pay them”, as they are higher than the allocation authorized by the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit.

Companies who bid on the Nichupté Vehicular Bridge included Gami Engineering and Installations, ICA Constructora (Icacon) and ICA Constructora de Infraestructura (ICACI), Promoter of Integral Development (IDINSA) and Prefamovil, Mota-Engil Mexico, Calzada Construcciones, Construcciones y Dragados del Sureste and La Peninsular Construction Company, Citcocomex Group and IMF Projects and Energycocomex.

The SICT has not made a report on the next step for construction of the bridge. According to the agency, “construction of the “Nichupté Vehicular Bridge is with a length of 8.8 km and over the lagoon of the same name. It includes junctions at Boulevard Luis Donaldo Colosio and Boulevard Kukulkan in the municipality of Benito Juárez, as well as the necessary engineering studies and the executive project.”

The project is subject to the Environmental Impact Assessment Procedure (PEIA) by the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat), which is also subject to a public consultation. The construction of the bridge is part of a multi-million peso project package announced for the city late last year.