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International Resources

There are many opportunities outside of the U.S. The U.S. Department of Commerce hosts events, webinars and even trade missions to promote U.S. companies abroad. Visit www.export.gov and www.trade.gov to see all the resources offered by the U.S. Government.


Planned & awarded opportunities at/above $200K are posted at: https://www.mcc.gov/work-with-us/mcc-partner-countries

Small water projects in the pipeline: https://www.fomilenioii.gob.sv/apuestaporinversiones


AIA Global Resource Primer

Click HERE to review articles in the AIA Global Resource Primer that provide awareness of the cultural differences and give helpful guidance for practicing abroad.

Click HERE for the International Union of Architects Website­


Caribbean

Caribbean Countries Resource Guide

Click HERE­­­­­ ­ ­ ­to access a resource guide that provides an abundance of information about Caribbean Countries, including:

  • Population
  • Culture
  • History
  • Government Structure
  • Climate
  • Economy
  • Tourism
  • Much More!

Central America Road Show for Transport Infrastructure
The U.S. Commercial Service is organizing an Transportation Infrastructure Road Show to San Jose, Costa Rica and Tegucigalpa, Honduras, October 28- November 2, 2018. This roadshow will provide a forum for U.S. businesses to access Ministry-level officials in Central America and with a variety of U.S. Government organizations focused on finding overseas opportunities, including the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), and the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. (EXIM).­ The roadshow will help U.S. companies already doing business in Central America increase their footprint and deepen their business engagements in the region. Please review the attached road show agenda and see several of the highlighted projects that will be featured.
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Infrastructure Road Show to Costa Rica and Honduras
October 28- November 2, 2018
Cost:­ $2500 total for two countries (1 participant); additional participants $500
Register: Contact matt.baker@trade.gov and Paul.frost@trade.gov
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Meet with: U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica, President of INCOFER, First lady of Costa Rica, Minister of Public Works and Transport, Deputy Director of Aviación Civil, Mayor of Tegucigalpa, Honduran Minister of Infrastructure, President Commissioner of COALIANZA, Honduran General Manager of Port Authorities
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The U.S. Embassies in these markets are currently tracking multiple transport projects and projects in a variety of sectors including energy, water/wastewater and construction. Participants who join the road show will have numerous opportunities to meet directly with projects owners, local and national government officials, and decisions makers who are seeking the expertise of U.S. services and the quality of U.S. products. Participants will also be prepared to compete for these projects with official U.S. Advocacy efforts and local support to strengthen their position in the region.
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A few key transportation projects:
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Air:
1.­­ ­New Costa Rica Metropolitan International Airport in Orotina. Long-term project to start planning phases in 2018. Scheduled completion in 2027. ($100M)
2.­­ ­New Honduran air cargo airline installation that contributes to improve the time and costs of moving products ($10M).
3.­­ ­Development of Honduras Palmerola Airport/Cargo Terminal along with multiple regional airports
4.­­ ­Terminal Construction and expansion at San Jose Juan Santamaria (SJO) airport, projected 2018-2019 ($100M)
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Rail:
1.­­ ­Fast Passenger Train (FPT) system for the Greater San José Metropolitan Area (GMA) INCOFER seeking consortia willing to handle design-construct-build-operate.­ GOCR considering issuing bids for Q1 or Q2 FY18 for master planning project. ($1M)
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Road:
1.­­ ­Panamerican Highway Improvement San Jose- San Ramon Bid anticipated for late 2018 and works for second semester 2019. Project will involve design and construction of bridges and interchanges. ($65M)
2.­­ ­Building of Honduras major highway and transportation routes to connect major metropolitan areas ($90M)
3.­­ ­Design, financing, construction, operation and transfer of an optimal direct access route to Puerto Cortes in Honduras ($40)
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Port:
1.­­ ­Modernization and rehabilitation of the San Lorenzo Terminal for Honduras in 2027. ($77M)
2.­­ ­Reactivate, modernize and develop the port terminal of Punta Castilla, Trujillo-Colon ($400M)

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Beyond the Caribbean

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ADB TRADE LEADS

For the latest list of ADB-funded projects and procurement notices, click HERE.


Airport Runway Extension & Associated Works in Jamaica – MBJ Airports Limited, operator of the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, is seeking proposals from suitably qualified consulting firms to provide Aviation Consulting Services for the Runway Extension and Associated Works at the Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Information Session:­ Thursday, November 15, 2018

Proposal Submissions deadline: November 19, 2018

Contract Commencement date: Tentative

Instructions – The U.S. Commercial Service and the Economics Section of the U.S. Embassy in Jamaica would like to support eligible U.S. firms in winning this project.­­ Please reach out Andrew.Billard@trade.gov and Maria.Portorreal@trade.gov to the contact below to receive:

  • RFP package
  • Contact information for airport
  • Date and location of information session
  • Additional information on how the U.S. Commercial Service can assist in your sales efforts overseas.

The Government of Bahrain has announced the start of bidding for a major project in Bahrain:

Tender for consultancy services to develop the King Hamad Bridge project https://www.argaam.com/en/article/articledetail/id/577400


Nigeria: Private Air Strip Construction Providers.­ The Honorable Commissioner for Energy Resources for the Lagos State Government is looking for U.S. private air strip construction companies.­ They are seeking e-introductions to senior level officials at these companies in order to arrange a meeting during their visit to the US (TBD) and for further discussions. ­

Deadline: TBD

Contact: Benedicta Nkwoh; Benedicta.Nkwoh@trade.gov


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Singapore

Terminal and Runway: ­The Changi Airport group is developing a new terminal and third runway at the Changi Airport. Dubbed the “Changi East Project,” this massive expansion includes operationalization of a three-runway system, construction of tunnels and underground systems, and the development of cargo complexes and other supporting infrastructure.­ Being a greenfield development site, basic infrastructure, including utilities, water management systems, ground transportation will need to be built as well.­

Deadline: Contact Hawcheng Ng.

Contact: Hawcheng Ng; Hawcheng.Ng@trade.gov ­

More Information

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Tekfen Engineering Looking for US Partner

Company Contacts:

Metin Zabyapan (metin.zagyapan@tekfen.com.tr)

Cengiz Aydin (cengiz.aydin@tekfen.com.tr)

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Goals and Objectives:

Tekfen Engineering is planning to invest in U.S. by establishing an engineering office by means of merging and/or acquiring with a local small sized engineering/consulting firm active in the field of infrastructure and transportation as well as heavy industry developments (second priority). The location to be preferably on the east coast line of U.S.

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Our initial objective is to meet with small sized engineering / consulting firms in the field of infrastructure and transportation including motorway, highway, expressway, metro networks, railways, high rises , towers, stadium, bridge, tunnel, jetties projects, as well as infrastructure projects including underground pipe lines and transmission lines,­ to understand their tendency for merging and/or acquiring­ beyond if possible to generate a shortlist of potential companies. On the other side we will be also looking for cooperation opportunities with potential local companies in the target field. Lastly we are also willing to gain knowledge in general terms regarding the legal regulations, challenges as well as investment incentives special to states .

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Brief Product or Service Description:

Tekfen Holding, one of the biggest Holding company within the territory,­ is active in 4 major areas as Contracting, Agriculture Industry, Real Estate and Others (Tekfen Insurance). Contracting Group under this group structure consist of 4 companies as Tekfen Construction, Tekfen Engineering, Tekfen Manufacturing & Engineering, HMB (Germany). One of the important goals of Tekfen Contracting Group of Companies is to provide effective engineering services for technologically demanding projects that require specialized know-how. Such projects include refineries, petrochemical facilities, terminal systems, and power stations for future EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) projects of Tekfen Construction. Tekfen Engineering was founded in 1984 to handle the engineering side of the EPC triangle for turnkey projects. Tekfen Engineering has also been contracted out of the Group in particular because of its experience in industrial plants and infrastructure projects. Throughout the life cycle of a project, Tekfen Engineering offers their Clients a comprehensive range of services. Since its establishment Tekfen Engineering have evolved and became a multi-disciplinary engineering company which renders all design and consultancy services required for the development of complex industrial, infrastructure and transportation projects. Our main business areas are Transportation & Infrastructure, Oil Refining & Petrochemical, Power & Renewables, Buildings, Industrial projects. Tekfen Engineering has the capability to carry out Front End Engineering Design for certain processes with the support of their process engineering department which is continuously growing. The services provided by Tekfen Engineering could be grouped under the following categories: Basic and Detailed Engineering Design, Process Technology, Instrumentation and Equipment Design, Procurement Management, Project Management, Construction Management.

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