No company has come forward with a bid for the municipal-market project in Almuñécar, much to Benavides’s joy and the Mayor’s dismay.
The project that was put up for bidding consisted of the demolition of the existing building and the construction of a new one in exchange for a long-term lease. Nobody was interested, it seems.
The Mayor, Trinidad Herrera, thought that there would be no shortage of takers and envisaged work beginning this month, so this result was a major blow, with the municipal elections coming up in May.
However, she has not given up because, she says that there are companies interested out there but they have questioned the terms in the deal and held back from placing a bid.
So, she considers, it is a case of working on these ‘doubt areas’ and eliminating them.
The normal procedure under these circumstances; i.e., when nobody comes forward, is to enter negotiations directly with semi-interested companies to see if they can come up with a deal, because the Town Council will not be tied down to a pre-established biding sum or terms.
This is what she will do, anxious to close a deal before the May election process comes; i.e., with a done-and-dusted deal under her belt with which to boast about during the campaign period. The best way for her to sell this to voters is to have the demolition process underway when the big day comes.
(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucía)