Two companies readmitted to international public tender in Cabo Verde

10 April 2018

The Polaris and Palm Shipping Line companies have been readmitted to the international tender for a public transport operator license in Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), once again joining the Sousa and ETE groups, both from Portugal, West African Company and Cabo Verde’s CV Fast Ferry, which have been approved for the second phase, according to the local press.

The two companies had been excluded from the international public tender launched on 30 January 2018 for the management and operation of the public maritime passenger and cargo inter-island transport service in Cabo Verde for failing to submit a Statement of Non-Existence of Impediments.

Following an appeal, the Ministry of Finance said in a statement that the State Business Sector Monitoring Unit had decided to grant the two companies two days to present the missing document, “so that they can proceed immediately with the evaluation of their proposals and start the second phase of the tender.”

The date for the presentation of the technical proposals by the companies selected for the second phase is scheduled for 18 May, and the winner will be announced by 8 June, so that by 4 July, at the latest, the concession contract can be signed.

The State Business Sector Monitoring Unit recently said it had received eight expressions of interest, from both national and international companies. (macauhub)