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The finalists in the tender for the provision of systems for the production of biometric documents have been announced, with either Muhlbauer Mozambique Lda or UAB Carsu Pasaulis likely to win the tender to supply civil identification, travel and migration documents and visas.
In the tender opened on May 15 by the Ministry of the Interior, the Muhlbauer Moçambique Lda (Germany) proposal ranked first with 87.67 points, and UAB Carsu Pasaulis (Lithuania) second with 70.05 points.
There were five competitors in total. Brithol Michcoma Moçambique Lda did not make it to the final ranking, with its technical proposal receiving only 47.45 points. Meanwhile, ZETES S.A. and MKA Investimentos S.A. were disqualified from the tender. “One submitted its proposal after the deadline and the other did not present part of the requirements for the preliminary evaluation,” said the chair of the jury, Mário Jorge, after disclosing the results.
Competitors have five days to file complaints or other issues. After answering any questions from competing companies, the selection board advances to the financial evaluation of the proposals. Technical evaluation has more weight, counting for 70 percent, against 30 per cent for the financial evaluation. With 87.67 points in the technical evaluation, 17.62 more than its only single opponent, Muhlbauer Mozambique Lda is better positioned to win the million-dollar deal.
The president of the jury said that was no date was set for the announcement of the winner. “It will depend a lot on the issues or complaints that are presented by the competitors and the work that we will have to do to clarify these issues. After that, which we believe will be in two or three weeks, the process will be completed,” said Mario Jorge.
The announcement of the technical evaluation results took place in Maputo yesterday and was attended by representatives of competing companies.
The winner will replace Semlex, the current concessionaire, appointed in 2009 when the government introduced biometric documents for civil identification and travel.Source: O País