Lima; 30 May 2017: The Lima 2019 Organising Committee have invited all potential national and international contractors to the Lima Chamber of Commerce on 19 June, where it will reveal details of all infrastructure and services contracts which will be up for tender for the Lima 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games.
Speaking from the Organising Committee headquarters, Lima 2019 President, Carlos Neuhaus said the event will be open to all companies capable of delivering infrastructure and services. Presentations from the Lima 2019 Organising Committee will be held on the morning of 19 June, followed by a business conference in the afternoon and on 20 June.
“On 19 June, we will present the process and details for all Lima 2019 projects which will be up for tender to the business community. Tenders will be open to companies from anywhere in the world and with total transparency. Construction works will then have to begin no later than December. All tenders will include anti-corruption clauses,” said Neuhaus.
Mr Neuhaus went on to stress that whilst Lima 2019 remain on schedule, there’s no time to lose. “62% of venues are already in place and will only need modifications. We are making progress with the Athletes’ Village where ground levelling is currently taking place. In 2019, the eyes of the world will be on Peru and the Games will have a tremendous impact on the country. This is the opportunity of a lifetime – an opportunity to promote our country to the world,” added Neuhaus.
The Lima 2019 President said that the one of the most important areas is the legacy that the Games will leave for Peru:
“We are only going to build what is necessary. I am more concerned about the next day and what will remain as a legacy. In September, we will advance with the Athletes’ Village. We will make savings to our budget by building seven towers of 20 floors each instead of 39 towers of ten floors each.”
Lima 2019 is constantly assessing the cost effectiveness of its plans and has recently revised its infrastructure projects to optimise stakeholder experience which has also resulted in savings of $88.5m (USD) from the original budgets.
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