“This is a national tender. We are initially focused on Bolivian suppliers; simultaneously, the international tender process is about to begin. We are organising the terms of reference in order to get as many equipments as possible to satisfy the program development,” stated Carlos Asport, general manager of the EEC-GNV.
A total of 10,000 kits and cylinders are being required in this call for tenders. Among other features, nine varieties of cylinders’ storage space and three types of safety valves are necessary to meet the requirements of vehicles in the country.
Furthermore, the Executing Agency has just started the cylinders upgrading program in Cochabamba area, Asport reported. In this first phase, test will apply to public transport vehicles. The objective is to replace defective pieces and if the cylinder does not overcome tests successfully, the user will be given a new one for free.
The EEC-GNV expects to reach at least 4,000 upgraded vehicles by the end of 2011.
Source: Ministry of Hydrocarbons and Energy.