First Rail Baltica Latvian design tender on offer

The first tender for detailed technical design of the major Rail Baltica railway line in Latvia has been announced, the company overseeing the project said January 31.

The tender covers a key 57-kilometer section of track from Upeslejas to the north of the capital through to  Riga Central Station, Torņakalns, Imanta and Riga International Airport.

The joint venture of the three Baltic States RB RAIL AS announced a restricted competition for “Design and design supervision services for the construction of the mainline section through Riga” with a submission deadline for tenders given as February 28, 2018.

“With this tender for the detailed technical design of the first 57 km of Rail Baltica railway track in Latvia we have launched the Rail Baltica detailed technical design preparation process in all three Baltic countries.  Nevertheless, these three competitions are only a few of many upcoming railway design tenders to be carried out until 2022 in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania,” said Jean-Marc Bedmar, Senior Engineer of RB RAIL AS.

The competition consists of two stages: (1) selection of candidates who will be invited to submit a proposal in the second stage of the Competition and (2) evaluation of the proposals submitted by candidates which were invited to submit a proposal and award of rights to conclude a contract. The detailed information on the scope of the services to be procured shall be provided to the candidates qualified in the first stage of Competition.

The objective of this tender is design and design supervision services for the construction of the mainline section through Riga.

At the end of the December the first detailed technical design of the railway line in Estonia (from Pärnu to Rapla) and in Lithuania (from Kaunas to Ramygala) were announced. The submission deadline for both tenders has been extended to February 21, 2018.

More information about competition including the specification of the procurement can be found on http://railbaltica.org/tenders/.

 

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