Brazil's national development bank BNDES is inviting bids for a company to carry out a study on the management and efficiency of the country's port sector, the bank said in a release.
The bank is accepting bids from parties interested in obtaining non-reimbursable financial support through a project structure fund to perform the study.
A clarification session will be held on September 2 and consultation appointments will be accepted until September 30.
Once the contract is signed, the eventual winner will have a maximum of nine months to perform the work. Private companies and consortiums based in Brazil are eligible to apply.
The study aims to create a more effective and profitable national port network by developing more efficient operational standards, higher quality services and more competitive prices and fees for users, according to the release.
The improvements will contribute to the special ports department's national port logistics plan, which focuses on three primary issues: expanding the capacity of the national port network; clearly defining institutional organization to help divide the roles of public and private sectors; and improving the efficiency and overall performance of ports.