The International Finance Corporation (“IFC”); a member of the World Bank Group; has been engaged by the Ministry of Public Works (“MOP” or the “Client”) of the Government of Panama (“GoP”) as the lead advisor to develop a program of 1;428 km of intercity roads throughout the country (the “Program”). This PPP program covers several portions of Panama’s primary road network; the Costanera Road Project (the “Project” or “Transaction”); that consists of a new toll highway of 51 kilometers long; from the new Howard Interchange; in Panama Pacifico; to Sajalices. This highway is proposed as a dual carriageway; with two lanes in each direction and with three sections; which are described below:• Section 1: Howard Interchange – Vía a Vacamonte; 13 kilometers long.• Section 2: Road to Vacamonte – Road to Playa Leona / La Mitra; 14 kilometers long.• Section 3: Road to Playa Leona / La Mitra – Sajalices; 24 kilometers long. NThe technical and E&S consultant firm will be an international engineering company together with an environmental & social company to form a joint venture or consortia (the “Firm”) to carry out the desired scope of work. The Firm will be evaluated on the merits of its global presence and relevant experience; combined with strong local presence in Panama through partnerships with local firms or subcontractors who will have a significant role in the Project implementation.