According to the ministry's statement, eight proposals were analyzed, with the Quantem consortium being the first classified, with a score of 31.5 points, followed by the CMEC (30.9), Gemcorp (29.9) and Satarem (27.4) consortia.
Quantem is made up of American companies TGT, Quantem, Aurum & Sharp and Angolan company Atis-Nebest, according to a ministry document to which Lusa had access.
CMEC includes China Machinery Engineering Corp and DP Shaikh by Sheikh Hamad Bi Khalifa Bin Mohammad Al Naian, while London-based Gemcorp is associated with Russian Atanas Bostandjiev.
Satarem is composed of the Indian group Satarem and the Angolan Adisandra Oil Company.
All competitors who obtained a minimum score of 50 percent, equivalent to 25 points, are eligible for negotiations, in order of ranking, if Quantem does not present the documents and requirements necessary for the execution of the investment contract within a reasonable period.
The SDRC, CHC and Tobaka consortia are excluded from this possibility, as they do not have the minimum score, as well as Jiangtsu, which was disqualified.
The tender for the construction of a refinery in Soyo, with a capacity to process 100,000 barrels of oil / day, was launched on October 20, 2019, and proposals from nine consortia made up of 17 companies were formally submitted.
Subsequently, one of the consortia decided to withdraw its proposal and joined another group.
The bid evaluation process was suspended between 30 March and 9 June 2020, with work resumed on 10 June 2020.
The competitors' due diligence took place between the 28th of September and the 15th of December.
After the preliminary evaluation of the proposals, on February 26, a preliminary report was submitted to the competitors, who benefited from five days to contest the same, adds the Government statement.