New cruise ship terminal snag
Sources at the Tenerife Port Authority have confirmed that the announcement of the winning bid for the 14-month project, which will cost around €7 million, triggered a swift move by one of the unsuccessful companies, FCC, to seek a review of the adjudication procedure.
The work was due to start in late April but could be held up by at least a month. The Authority is confident that the formal review, ordered by Spain’s Public Contracts Tribunal, will vindicate its decision, which it says was transparent and fair. “We have been in this situation before and have always won our case” said the source, adding that the successful firm had submitted the lowest bid. The terminal is a flagship project for the port as it seeks to increase Tenerife’s presence on the international cruise circuit.