5 tender for the modernization of the Mexico City metro terminal

Mexico City’s Ministry of Works and Services, Sobse, has received offers from five groups to expand the Observatorio metro station, which will be transformed into an intermodal terminal for the intercity rail link to Toluca.

The offers range between just under 1.5 billion and 2 billion pesos (up to $99 million), according to procurement site Compranet.

The call for tenders, launched at the beginning of February, concerns work which should begin in a few weeks and end on December 21.

The highest bid came from a consortium including GAMI Ingeniería e Instalaciones and Quantitativa Ingeniería y Construcción, which offered 2.06 billion pesos including taxes. The lowest bid came from a consortium made up of Concretos San Cayetano and Alvarga Construcciones, which offered 1.48 billion pesos.

The other offers came from Alfa Proveedores y Contratistas (1.57 billion pesos); a consortium comprising Promotora y Desarrolladora Mexicana, Construcciones Aldesem, Ingeniería y Servicios ADM, Integra96 and Proacon México (1.62 billion pesos); and Jaguar Ingenieros Constructores (1.70 billion pesos).

Sobse will choose a winner on April 5.

The terminal will connect more than four transit systems, according to former metro director Florencia Serranía, who told local media in 2020 that the upgrade would make the metro station the largest in Latin America.

The building, which should be extended by 21 ha, would have several levels and would connect three metro lines plus the intercity train to Toluca, as well as other transport systems such as bus lines.

Sobse is also organizing tenders for the Santa Fe station, which will also be part of the 58 km rail link between the southwest of the capital and the city of Toluca in the State of Mexico, and a viaduct for connect the railway line to the terminal.

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