Mexico bans Odebrecht

The Mexican government has banned the construction company Odebrecht from public contracts for four years.

The Public Administration Ministry (SFP) has imposed a sanction of disqualification for four years to the firm, which will prevent them from participating in any procurement procedure, including those with any public body and public financing.   

The SFP, through its Unit of Responsibilities in Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), imposed the sanction for the undue collection of $6.2m (MXN 119m) relating to the project Tula 1 in the refinery Miguel Hidalgo.   

Eight administrative procedures have been open to date of which four are against the construction company and its subsidiaries, two against their legal representatives and two against the state-owned petroleum company Petróleos Mexicanos PEMEX.

Other countries that have banned Odebrecht include Argetina, Colombia, Panama and Peru.