First detailed design tenders for Rail Baltica project have been announced
Rail Baltica has organised competitions to find high-quality services for the design and the build of new tracks that will run from Pärnu to Rapla in Estonia and from Kaunas to Ramygala in Lithuania…
The first tenders for technical design of the railway line in Estonia and Lithuania were announced in December 2017, bringing the project’s design phase a little closer.
The three Baltic states RB BAIL AS have announced competitions for ‘Design and design supervision services for the construction of the new line from Pärnu to Rapla’ and ‘Design and design supervision services for the construction of the new line from Kaunas to Ramygala.’ The submission deadline for both contracts is 29 January 2018.
“We have entered the design phase of the Rail Baltica project in three Baltic states. In 2017 we started with preparation of the Design Guidelines and Eiropas Dzelzceļa līnijas announced the tenders for the design of the passenger stations in Latvia. We worked on the consolidated preliminary technical design in the Baltics and finally issued the first detailed technical design tenders at the end of 2017. These two competitions are only a few of many upcoming railway design tenders to be carried out until 2022,” said Jean-Marc Bedmar, Senior Engineer of RB RAIL AS.
Each competition consists of two stages. The first is a selection of candidates who will be invited to submit a proposal in the second stage of the competition and then the second stage is the evaluation of the proposals submitted. The aim of these competitions and contracts is to access quality building and design supervision services for the construction of the track infrastructure and superstructures alongside the new high-speed double-track electrified Rail Baltica line.
More information about competitions including the specification of the procurement can be found here.