PEMEX Launches New TendersBy Conal Quinn | Wed, 05/04/2022 - 18:31
Mexico’s state oil company PEMEX launched a new international public bidding process to assist with information gathering services as well as with engineering, procurement and construction (EPC).
"Interested parties are hereby summoned to participate in the international electronic open bids under the free trade agreements subscribed to by the United Mexican States within a limited timeframe for the awarding of the contract ‘PEP-CAT-S-GCSEYP-085-94253-22-1’,” reads the call for bids.
The package seeks the services of a company that can provide PEMEX with geophysical and geotechnical surveys to assist with exploration in shallow waters. The deadline for clarification of any doubts that might arise regarding the bidding process will be May 9 at 11:00 a.m. The opening of bid proposals will take place on May 23, at 10:00 a.m. A successful bidder will be announced on June 15 at 5:00 p.m.
PEMEX also announced the launch of a new international bidding process for the EPC of two offshore production facilities at the Mulach and Yaxche fields in the Gulf of Mexico. "The purpose of the national public bid PEP-CAT-O-GCSEYP-085-92903-22-1 is for the contracting of a company to provide engineering, procurement and construction services for marine infrastructure units Mulach-B and Yaxche-AI, to be installed in the Bay of Campeche, Gulf of Mexico,” the NOC said in a statement.
The Mulach and Yaxche fields are located off the coast of Tabasco within the corresponding Assignment AE-0006-6 M-Amoca-Yaxche-04. Pemex intends to set aside US$1,574 million for investment in the development of Mulach as a priority field, while a further investment of US$4,310 million is expected to be allotted to Yaxche. Queries must be raised and addressed by May 13, the bidding process will be officially opened on May 30 and the results will be announced on June 10.
The NOC also confirmed that both tenders will be carried out via PEMEX’s System of Electronic Contracting (SISCeP) and will comply with Articles 134 of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States as well as with Chapter 13 of the Agreement between the USMCA treaty and its correlatives of any Free Trade Agreement (FTA), with an added Public Sector Procurement Chapter coming from Mexico’s regulatory framework.
Only Mexican companies or foreign entities with which Mexico has already entered into an FTA may participate in the bidding processes. Furthermore, in accordance with the Presidential Communication-016/06/13/19 dated June 13, 2019, immediate and extended family members of the President are deemed ineligible to participate, neither as direct participants nor in joint proposals or as subcontractors.