Sacyr Agua won a contract worth 16 million euros from Acuamed for the design and execution of the repairs works, as well as the subsequent start-up the Bajo Almanzora Desalination Plant in Almeria. These facilities were completed by FCC in 2012. However, the company had to still pay the bills due to flooding that caused extensive damage to the infrastructure.
The Superior Court of Justice of Andalusia recently confirmed an earlier ruling that had condemned Acuamed from paying FCC this liquidation. This amount amounts to 8 millions euros. However, these works were completed prior to the flood. The desalination plant also discovered an alleged plot to corrupt the public company. This includes alleged crimes such as fraud, prevarication and embezzlement, manipulation of the price of public tenders, falsehood, and bribery. Your course.
Acuamed reactivated this project, besides the legal case. Acuamed opened a competitive process to which, out of Sacyr and Acciona (through Dragados), OHLA and a consortium consisting of Suez-Aguambiente, Siecsa and another joint venture with Purification of Mediterranean Waters.
The proposed bidding base of twenty million euros was the basis for all the proposals. All contenders offered a lower amount. Sacyr's proposal was 20% lower than Suez's. However, it achieved the highest technical score by applying formulas. According to the award certificate, however, Suez's offer was for a greater amount.
Specifically, the quality criteria were based on the experience and qualifications of the personnel who would be responsible for the execution of this project. They reached 22 points in each case, 18 points for Acciona, 13 points for OHLA, and 8 points respectively for Dragados. .