São Paulo awards rail contract

Brazil’s São Paulo has confirmed it has awarded the PPP contract for its Metro Line 6 project – just days after only one consortium submitted a bid.

The Moves São Paulo consortium, comprised of Odebrecht, Queiroz Galvão and UTC Participações, was the only team to respond to the tender and it was announced earlier this week that the state of São Paulo would evaluate the proposals before progressing with the project.

The state has now confirmed that the consortium has been awarded preferred bidder status and the contract is now expected to be signed by the end of the year.

Metro Line Six, or the Orange Line, covers 16km between Brasilandia and San Joaquin stations, with 15 stations in total. It will connect FAAP and PUC universities as well as the Liberdade neighbourhood.