Five companies submitted bids for the three-year contract. The majority of the bids were below the reference price of $7.7 million. The companies submitting bids were from Panama, Spain, Colombia and the United States.
The tender was issued after the ariport terminated agreements with the companies Ecocaribe and Neat House. Those companies had contracts worth $19 million and $5.6 million, respectively.
Unlike the previous tender, one company will be responsible for cleaning the terminal. The length of the contract has also been reduced by two years. Ecocaribe and Neat House did not participate in the bidding. Treoc Tocumen, and Brillantex consortiums offered $6.9 million each, Pro Clean presented an $8 million proposal, Triangle Services had a bid of $7.3 million and Eulen Panama Services's price was $7.4 million.
The cleaning costs are expected to drop to $2.4 million per year from $4.9 million per year.