Come to Mexico…a world of opportunities! 

The U.S. Commercial Service in Mexico, the Trade Americas and the Design & Construction Teams are organizing a webinar series during 2012 and 2013 to promote business opportunities for U.S. companies offering competitive infrastructure-related products and services. 

The first webinar, “Mexico’s top infrastructure sectors: How to Successfully Navigate the Public Tendering Procurement Process”, will take place on Thursday, November 8, 2012, at 11 am Pacific, 2 pm Eastern, 1 pm Mexico time. This webinar will help you to:

  • Gain insight into Mexican public infrastructure planning for the next six years (2012-2018) and the National Infrastructure Program (NIP) to be announced by President Peña Nieto early December 2012
  • Learn about the public tender process and best practices as a prime contractor and sub-contractor from a U.S. firm

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the public tendering procurement process in Mexico. Register today!

Mexico has recently passed a number of forward-looking laws to promote Public-Private Partnership (PPP) models and has improved its infrastructure competitiveness, ranking fourth in Latin America according to the World Economic Forum’s 2012 Global Competitiveness Report.  The continued growth of the Mexican economy (projected at about 3-4% per year) has created a pressing need for infrastructure development and the country needs significant outside funding to meet its ambitious targets. 

The U.S. industry is well-qualified to supply the architectural, design and engineering services and project management skills needed to successfully tackle major projects.  U.S. technologies are also well-positioned to help Mexico improve its infrastructure competitiveness.

The National Infrastructure Program

In December 2012, President Peña Nieto will unveil the National Infrastructure Program (NIP), a master plan detailing projects to build new and improved roads, rails, airports and ports in order to increase the coverage, quality, and competitiveness of Mexico’s infrastructure. 

So far, in terms of volume and value, highways have been the most successful aspect of recent infrastructure development.  Ports, airports, public transportation, water, and rural access are some of the areas where the current government has been focusing its development efforts while interest in the rail sector, largely neglected in recent years, is expected to increase in the coming years.  Mexico’s goal for 2030 is to be ranked in the top 20 percent of the World Economic Forum’s Infrastructure Competitiveness Index.

The current program identifies over 300 infrastructure projects, divided into four main areas:

1. Highways, roads and bridges;

2. Railroads, ports, airports, urban and inner urban transport;

3. Water, irrigation, drainage and sanitation; and

4. Projects designed to preserve the environment and biodiversity.

Download the full English version of the National Infrastructure Program (PDF, 8.3 Mb)

Access public tender announcements from all Mexican government agencies in the Government Procurement web site (in Spanish).

Mexico’s top infrastructure sectors are:

  • Energy – Electrical Power Generation and Transmission; Oil & Gas Production; Refinery, Gas & Petrochemicals;  Geothermal and Biomass
  • Aviation – Airports, Ground Support and Logistics
  • Environmental Technology – Water Supply and Sanitation; Water Resource Management and Pollution/Disposal Technologies
  • Telecommunications – Broadband internet, connection centers
  • Architecture, Construction and Engineering – Toll Roads, Port Infrastructure, Railways and Public Transportation

We look forward to hearing from you! 

Please join our team on November 8, 2012 and learn more about
infrastructure business opportunities in Mexico.

Register today to access a world of opportunities!