The entity Provías Decentralized decided on January 14 to annul the contract signed for him Tarata III Bridge Consortium for the construction of a vehicular bridge over the Huallaga River, in San Martín. This tender was won in favor of the consortium of the same name, which is advised by the businesswoman karelim lopezwho recorded visits to the Government Palace and Breña’s house shortly after the president peter castle take over as head of state.
“(The journalistic complaints motivated) that the body in charge of Provías Decentralizado contracting proceeded at the appropriate time to initiate the procedures of the subsequent control that should be carried out on the documents presented in its offer by the Puente Tarata III Consortium, as well as the documentation that the latter presented to our entity to formalize the contract”, reads the directorial resolution signed by the executive director of Provías, José Luis Pino Cárdenas.
Throughout the document it is also mentioned that the State Procurement Law was violated in said process, Well, the journalistic investigations revealed then that the companies that competed for the work of S / 232.5 million were of the same owner: Marco Antonio Pasapera.
The nullity of the project also refers to the presumed violation of the principle of presumption of veracity, as well as “the configuration of impediment to contract with the State because the awarded bidder and the second bidder in order of priority belong to the same economic group”.
As it is recalled, the consortiums Corporación Imaginación SAC and Termirex SAC, owned by Marco Antonio Pasapera, were part of the consortiums that competed for the million-dollar tender for the contract for the construction of the tarata bridge. Finally, Termirex prevailed as the winner, a company related to the businesswoman and lobbyist Karelim López, who had previously met with President Castillo, as he has admitted.
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