Las Palmas, Spain (PortSEurope) June 27, 2019 – Spain’s Central Contractual Administrative Court has dismissed an appeal by construction company Sacyr against the decision of Las Palmas port authority to award a contract for the extension of the Reina Sofia dock to SATO, a subsidiary of the OHL group.
The decision of the court, dated June 20, involves the lifting of the suspension that hung over the contracting procedure, so the port authority already glimpses a timetable for the execution of the work. The signing of the contract with SATO will take place on July 1 and the works will start in August.
The reason given for not accepting Sacyr’s claim is that the court considers it untimely. In its decision, it indicates that the appeal was not filed from the beginning before the court and that when it was finally notified by the contracting authority the period of 15 days stipulated by law had already elapsed. For that reason, it does not analyse the arguments that the construction company used in the appeal, nor the substantive issues that it raised.
After the award of the work on March 11 to SATO by the port authority’s board, the deadline to appear before the court was April 3. According to the chronology contained in the resolution, Sacyr filed the claim a day earlier, “but to the sub-delegation of the Government in Las Palmas”.
Source: La Provincia
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