The final date to receive the technical and financial proposals from applicants bidding to take control of the construction and running of the new Riviera Maya airport has been delayed. The date is now set for April 25th 2011,which adds 6 weeks to the original date,which had been set for March 7th.
As it stands there are two groups of interested parties supported by the Federal Competition Commission that are hoping to gain control of the building and operation of the airport that is scheduled to be constructed in Tulum. The Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico,together with Grupo Mexico,are up against Corporate America,Tradeco and a private individual.
These two groups will have to wait it out for an extra 6 weeks,according to the latest reports,which come soon after it announced that the Federal Competition Commission rejected a bid by Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (ASUR) for the Tulum airport. ASUR runs the Cancun Airport and has decided to challenge the CFC in denying their bid,which has resulted in a review being ordered.
Last week the Wall Street Journal wrote that ASUR is seeking legal action over the banning of their tender application. The legal action will be decided upon within the next few weeks as ASUR waits to see if the ban will be lifted,which would allow them to bid for tender.