Rail Baltica announces detailed technical design tenders for Estonia and Lithuania railway
The first tenders for detailed technical design of the railway line in Estonia and Lithuania have been announced in the end of December, thus making one more step further in the project’s design phase. The joint venture of the three Baltic States RB RAIL AS has 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” that are procured for the benefit of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of the Republic of Estonia and the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania. Proposal submission deadline for both tenders is January 29, 2018.
“We certainly can admit that we have entered the design phase of the Rail Baltica project in three Baltic states. Last year we started with preparation of the Design Guidelines and Eiropas Dzelzceļa līnijas announced the tenders for 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 in 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-Mark Bedmar, Senior Engineer of RB RAIL AS.
Each competition consists of two stages:
- selection of candidates who will be invited to submit a proposal in the second stage of the Competition, and
- 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 these tenders is to provide building design and design supervision services for the construction of railway track substructure, superstructure as well as related civil structures on the new standard gauge passenger / freight high speed double track electrified railway Rail Baltica line sections from Pärnu to Rapla in Estonia and from Kaunas to Ramygala in Lithuania.