By Mauro Penteado and Tamiris Guimarães   On January 22, 2016, the National Agency for Waterway Transportation (ANTAQ) initiated the bid procedures for five new port leases comprised by Stage II of the Logistics Investment Program (PIL II, from the Portuguese Programa de Investimento em Logística).

By Mauro Penteado and Tamiris Guimarães

 

On January 22, 2016, the National Agency for Waterway Transportation (ANTAQ) initiated the bid procedures for five new port leases comprised by Stage II of the Logistics Investment Program (PIL II, from the Portuguese Programa de Investimento em Logística).

In December 2015, three terminals were offered, with the following winners: (i) STS04: LDC Brasil (Cargill and Louis Dreyfus), grant; (ii) STS07: Fibria; and, (iii) STS36: Marimex.

The newly-launched auctions include the other terminals included in phase 1, Block 1 of PIL II, located in Outeiro (OUT01, OUT02 and OUT03), Santarém (STM01 and STM02), and Vila do Conde (VDC29), the scope of which was the handling and storage of solid bulks (or, in the case of STM02, mineral bulks).

The legal structure of the bid documents is the same as the one of the tender proceedings conducted in December; the judgment criterion is the highest grant value, and the contract term is 25 years.

The Vila do Conde terminal was launched last year, but the bid was adjourned because there were no interested bidders. In a recent announcement, Minister Helder Barbalho expressed his view that, after some time lapses between the publication of the invitation to bid and the auction, there will be bidders interested in taking part in the proceedings.

The offers must be submitted on March 28, 2016, and the auction will be conducted on the 31st of the same month.

Further information, as well as the bid documents, may be found in the link http://www.antaq.gov.br/Portal/PIL1_Etapa2_2016/default.asp