Supreme court rejects request for invalidation of Luanda port tender

  • Terminal Multiuso do Porto de Luanda
Luanda - Supreme Court (TS) has rejected the request for invalidation of the International Public Tender for Concession of Public Service for Management and Operation of the Multipurpose Terminal of Luanda Port.

The Supreme Court ruled against the request filed by the International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) company.

In a first case, under number 683/21, ICTSI filed a “contentious appeal to challenge the administrative act”, but the judges of the Supreme Court rejected outright the case against that company, due to the absolute incompetence of that sovereign body.

In the second lawsuit, under number 146/21, ICTSI requested the suspension of the effectiveness of the administrative act of the minister of State and Head of the Civil Affairs Office to the President of the Republic.

A press release from the Ministry of Transport, reached ANGOP Saturday, states that after analysing the data, the judges declared that the Civil, Administrative, Tax and Customs Chamber of the Supreme Court is absolutely incompetent, so the process can only be analysed by the Plenary of this Court.

ICTSI participated in Public Tender No. 2/2019, for the Concession of the Public Service for the Management and Operation of the Multipurpose Terminal of the Port of Luanda.

After the completion of qualification phase and having determined the winner, in which the company failed to win the tender, it decided to apply to the courts.

In both proceedings, ICTSI did not succeed in its effort to nullify the tender and the result, which have become of the public knowledge.

The company Dubai Port World (DP World) was the winner of the aforementioned tender.

The Supreme Court ruled against the request filed by the International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) company.

In a first case, under number 683/21, ICTSI filed a “contentious appeal to challenge the administrative act”, but the judges of the Supreme Court rejected outright the case against that company, due to the absolute incompetence of that sovereign body.

In the second lawsuit, under number 146/21, ICTSI requested the suspension of the effectiveness of the administrative act of the minister of State and Head of the Civil Affairs Office to the President of the Republic.

A press release from the Ministry of Transport, reached ANGOP Saturday, states that after analysing the data, the judges declared that the Civil, Administrative, Tax and Customs Chamber of the Supreme Court is absolutely incompetent, so the process can only be analysed by the Plenary of this Court.

ICTSI participated in Public Tender No. 2/2019, for the Concession of the Public Service for the Management and Operation of the Multipurpose Terminal of the Port of Luanda.

After the completion of qualification phase and having determined the winner, in which the company failed to win the tender, it decided to apply to the courts.

In both proceedings, ICTSI did not succeed in its effort to nullify the tender and the result, which have become of the public knowledge.

The company Dubai Port World (DP World) was the winner of the aforementioned tender.