The head of the Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation (Midagri), Andrés Alencastre, announced this afternoon that the sector will abide by the recommendations of the Comptroller Y will disqualify the winning supplier of the bid for the purchase of urea, Ready Oil Supply LLCand will choose the company that was the third finalist.
“We have decided to take into account the considerations raised by the Comptroller and move forward with the project to determine the good pro to the third (finalist company), which is the one that is not objected to under any point of view, even when this means a higher price in this acquisition. But I think that the times and the urgent situation warrant it and later we will see this term,” Alencastre said at a press conference.
The minister explained that in the bidding process there were three finalist companies that offered to deliver the fertilizer in 44 to 45 days and the three had different prices of US$ 580 US$ 600 and US$ 623 per ton. “That meant an option that could give us the same time of access to urea here in warehouses in Peru, a single batch in transport and 45 days for arrival. With those prices and that consideration of opportunity, we opted for one, but we immediately received a report from the Comptroller’s Office that put three clearly established points on business consistency in 3-year terms, on urea sales volumes in 5 years, and on the date of incorporation,” he said.
It should be noted that 162 companies from 52 countries participated in the contest for the purchase of urea, of which three finalists remained. Ready Oil Supply LLC was elected on August 2nd.