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Public tenders and concession contracts

From port facilities and tolls roads to the Panama Canal Expansion Project, Alcogal’s Panama public tenders and contracts lawyers have been involved in every critical step of our client’s participation in many of Panama’s largest public tenders and the negotiation of multiple major concession contracts.

We have a distinguished record of counseling all types of clients, including sponsors, developers, operators, project companies, lenders, investment banks, suppliers, contractors, among others.

Public procurement or competitive tendering rules often apply when contracting with public authorities and utility operators.

Private companies themselves may also award contracts through a tender process. Non-compliance with these rules can have very serious commercial consequences.

Our Panama public tenders and contracts lawyers advise on:

• How to anticipate potential issues and prepare suitable strategies for dealing with the rules
• Preparing a clear, structured approach from the initial commercial assessment to the final award and performance of the contract
• Procurement disputes
• Guidance for contracting authorities and utilities operators whose tendering processes have come under attack
• Disappointed tenderers seeking to challenge the award of a public contract

Many public contracts and government procurement opportunity exist in Panama but understanding the rules and protocols for success can be a challenge. To identify the right strategy, you need a partner who can take you from the pre-contract phase through project completion or disputes and beyond.

Alcogal has extensive experience in advising both contractors and government on the full universe of procurement processes and possibilities. We work directly with you to understand contracts and the compliance tools needed to meet performance and audit requirements.

Our Panama public tenders and contracts lawyers provide the insight you need to turn opportunity into reality

Alcogal serves as your trusted lawyers in Panama in the development of RFPs and bid solicitations to meet fair contracting and procurement requirements.

Eloy Alfaro B.

Partner

Diego Anguizola T.

Asociado

Raúl Borrell A.

Partner

Representative transactions

  • We advised PSA PANAMA INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL, S.A. with the preparation, negotiation and conclusion of a new contract-law between the company and the Republic of Panama, in which PSA PANAMA INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL, S.A. commits to develop, construct, operate, and administer a bulk cargo and ro-ro containers terminal through an investment of USD$350 million.
  • We advised Grupo Unidos por el Canal, S.A. in its USD$3.1 billion successful bid to design and build the Third Set of Locks project of the Panama Canal Expansion Project.
  • We represented Ideal Panama, S.A., a subsidiary of Carlos Slim’s infrastructure development company, and Cilsa Panama, S.A., a subsidiary of “CARSO”, in the development of two hydroelectric power generation plants.
  • We advised Ashmore Energy International (AEI) in the sale of one of the principal electricity distribution companies in Panama, Elektra Noreste, S.A. (ENSA), to Empresas Publicas de Medellin (EPM). We continue to serve as local counsel to ENSA and now to EPM as well.
  • We advised Ingenieros Civiles Asociados, S.A. de C.V. (ICA) in its bid to build the Panamanian government’s new flagship convention center.
  • We represented Cable & Wireless in the acquisition of a controlling interest of the national telecommunications company and guided the company’s evolution over the last 15 years from a state monopoly to a leading player in a highly competitive and regulated market.
  • We represented London & Regional in its successful bid to become the master developer of the former Howard Air Force Base. This is a 40-year development contract, with a required minimum of USD$400 million during the first 8 years.
  • We represented Evergreen in the negotiation of the concession contract to design, build and operate a port facility in the Atlantic.
  • We represented Kansas City Railway and Mi-Jack Products Inc. in the negotiation of a concession contract for the design, construction, and operation of the railroad of Panama.