The Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation (Midagri), through the Agricultural and Rural Development Program (Agro Rural)entity in charge of the purchase and distribution of nitrogenous fertilizers in the international market, has reported that The evaluation committee of the urea acquisition process began the review of the proposals of the foreign companies that have applied to provide the input to Peru.
In this way, the guidelines of the Emergency Decree 013-2022which authorized the importation of the product for S/ 348 million.
Rogelio Huamani, executive director of Rural Agricultureexplained that this new process will repeat the same procedure of the previous call, such as the evaluation of the proformas that the various bidders presented via the web, between Monday 6 and Friday 10 June, as well as the origin of the interested bidder, the technical specifications —some of which were modified— such as the granules and the nitrogen concentration.
“Today the evaluation committee will once again review the institutional mail in which the companies presented their stocks and prices. You will have to filter out companies that are of foreign origin. The urea will have to have a concentration of between 45 and 46.6%, and a granulometry of 1 mm to 5 mm”, he commented.
Huamaní stated that the presentation of urea will be reclassified, which can be in bulk or in a 50-kilo polyethylene bag; In addition to this, the ISO quality certificate or other valid international accreditation of the production company must be attached to the offer or intention.
In that line, The executive director expressed his optimism that this weekend the bidder or bidders to supply the pearlized urea can be found, which would help guarantee the next agricultural campaign and avoid a possible food crisis.
It should be noted that the Emergency Decree 013-2022 provided for the acquisition of 73,529 tons of fertilizer; however, the fall in the international price of the input would allow the purchase of up to 106,000 tons. The beneficiaries will be a total of 900,000 producers with possession of agricultural land between one and five hectares.
The evaluation committee is made up of Ismael Oscco (president); Juan Carlos Ochoa, head of the Supply Sub-Unit; Catherine Navarro, specialist in customs matters; Carlos Ortiz, specialist in legal matters, and Daniel Moscoso, contracting specialist. Likewise, the actions of the working group will be supervised by Notary Public Alexandra Ramos Rivas of the Notaries Association of Lima.