August 2014



On 11 August 2014, the Lisbon Port Administration (APL – Administração do Porto de Lisboa, S.A.) (“LPA”) published a contract notice for the award of the public service concession of a multipurpose container and break bulk terminal located in the Port of Lisbon (“Terminal”). The notice was also published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

The Terminal generally handles cargo from ships that connect Portugal to the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores. It has a total area of 48,200 m2 (including the waiting park), a 480 meter-long loading dock, and the capacity to move 85,000 TEUs/year and store 2,300 TEUs. Furthermore, it has 110 plugs for reefer containers. Additionally, the Terminal is served by a railway that connects it to the national railway network (North Railway Line) through Sta. Apolónia Station.

In accordance with the contract notice, the concession will have a term of 72 months, starting from the date of the execution of the contract.

The interested parties must present their proposals by 17 September 2014 and if they do so, they will have the obligation to maintain them for 180 days.

The award criterion is the most economically advantageous offer. The “best price” component has a 90% weighting.


Uría Menéndez - Proença de Carvalho plays a significant role as legal advisor in the main areas of Public Law, notably: public tenders, public contracts in general, PPP projects, litigation and conflict mediation, energy and environment, and regulatory matters. We have a team of lawyers who have extensive experience in working with the three main client groups: public entities, private promoters and banking syndicates. Our broad experience in Public Law matters enables us to provide advice on any public project or Government based transaction.


For any clarification or additional information, please do not hesitate to contact:

Bernardo Diniz de Ayala

Public Law department
Tel: +351210308613

Afonso Choon

Public Law department
Tel: +351213515377

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