The State of São Paulo installed, on February 8, 2013, the public procurement proceeding for the public-private partnership (PPP) involving Line 6 of the São Paulo Metropolitan Region Subway System.

The PPP, installed in the format of a sponsored concession, involves the rendering of passenger transportation public services by the private partner, which shall be responsible for the construction work and installation of the subway system, supply of the rolling stock, followed by the operation, maintenance and future expansion of Line 6. The PPP contract will have a 25-year total term, including a construction period of no more than six years.

Line 6 will have, initially, 15.3 kilometers, limited to one stretch called Brasilândia - São Joaquim. However, the PPP public notice provides for a possible expansion of Line 6 with the addition of a stretch called Brasilândia - Bandeirantes to its original structure.

The Concessionaire's remuneration shall be comprised of: (i) the passenger tariff revenue, with the tariff already set at R$ 1.60 per passenger (base date of 02/01/2013); (ii) the public counter-performance, in the maximum annual amount of R$ 565,293,970.80 (base date of 02/01/2013), discounted according to the percentage of discount offered by the winner bidder.

The winner will be the bidder that offers the highest percentage of discount to be subtracted from the public counter-performance.

The business plan to be submitted by the bidders shall be accompanied by a statement from a financial institution, domestic or foreign, attesting to the economic and financial feasibility of its implementation. The statement shall be accompanied by evidence of experience of the financial institution on the financial structuring of projects, especially in the infrastructure sector, involving at least 1 billion reais.

The economic proposal and business plan of foreign bidders shall be submitted directly in Portuguese, and their qualification documents shall be notarized, certified by the Brazilian Consulate of their country of origin and translated into Portuguese by a sworn translator.

The submission of proposals is scheduled for May 9, 2013, at 9:00 am, during a public session to be held in the Auditorium of Edifício Cidade I, located at Rua Boa Vista, 170 - Mezzanine, in São Paulo.

The bid documents can be downloaded on the website of the State Department of Metropolitan Transportation (

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