Effective Delivery of Large Infrastructure Projects

The Case of the New International Airport of Mexico City

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The New International Airport of Mexico City (NAICM) should position Mexico as a regional hub and improve its competitiveness. It is scheduled to be operational in 2020 in answer to the pressing need for the expansion of the city's airport capabilities. The airport, whose construction is managed by a state-owned entity (GACM), is currently the largest Mexican infrastructure project.

A project of this magnitude requires tailored strategic frameworks and actions in several policy areas. Building on international experience, this report provides a comprehensive assessment, and analysis and recommendations in four key dimensions contributing to the effective delivery of large infrastructure projects: governance, procurement, integrity and communication.

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Public procurement strategies and challenges relative to the NAICM project

This chapter provides an overview of the public procurement framework surrounding the New International Airport of Mexico City (Nuevo Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México, NAICM) project. It describes the interactions between various stakeholders in competitive procurement processes. The analysis focuses on procurement strategies and objectives defined by the Airport Group of Mexico City (GACM), and provides recommendations on adapting standard processes according to the magnitude and complexity of the project. It identifies challenges and opportunities in the critical phase of selecting suppliers who will be participating in the construction of the airport.

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