Tomorrow should see the opening by the Ministry of Environment of the financial bids for the construction of the sewage plant in Nerja, the second stage in the tender process.
The technical proposals for the sewage plant project have been opened and will now be studied in minute detail in preparation for the next stage of proceedings, the opening of the financial bids on September 13th.
The deadline for bids for the water treatment plant contract was June 21st and there are a total of 14 bids involving 35 companies, several opting to bid as a temporary consortium (UTE).
According to the Spanish newspaper SUR, engineers and technicians working for several of the companies preparing bids for the proposed sewage plant have expressed doubts that the project can be carried out for the agreed budget amount due to the topography of the chosen location, Fuente del Baden.
EQUO, the Nerja Green Party, is holding a second rally and march to protest the continued lack of a sewage facility in Nerja. The march starts at 12:00 on Sunday April 15th and the meeting place is the roundabout by the Narixa college.
Details of the tender process for the proposed sewage plant have now also been published in the Official State Gazette (Boletín Oficial del Estado).
According to the Mayor, José Alberto Armijo, the announcement for the tender process of the sewage plant has already been published in the Official Journal of the European Union and should soon appear in the Official Government Gazette.
The Mayor of Nerja, José Alberto Armijo, has announced that the project for the construction of a sewage plant is being put out to tender, the contract being worth €40,581,298.26 plus IVA and with a completion date of 2015.
Contrary to announcements made in October 2011 by the Ministry of Environment that there was no funding available for the Nerja sewage plant project due to the financial crisis, the Ministry now says that funding is available and that it is only pending ‘administrative proceedings’ which are preventing the project from being put out to tender.
The PSOE spokesman in Nerja, Luis Peña intends to propose a motion at the next plenary session of the Council (doomed to failure) asking the Central Government to arrange an ‘extraordinary credit’ to enable the tendering process for the sewage plant to begin.