Announcement of an open competition for the Design Guidelines of the Rail Baltic/Rail Baltica railway

The Joint Stock Company RB Rail AS announces an open competition “Design Guidelines for Rail Baltic/Rail Baltica Railway” for which proposals to be submitted by 3rd March, 2017. Rail Baltic/Rail Baltica is the largest infrastructure project in the Baltic States to date and it envisages construction of a new, EU gauge double-track electrified railway line (Tallinn – Riga – Kaunas – Warsaw) to eliminate the technical bottleneck due to the gauge differences (1520 vs.EU 1435 mm). This project is part of the TEN-T North Sea-Baltic corridor. The procurement and subject matter is co-financed by Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).

The purpose of the Design Guidelines for the Rail Baltic/Rail Baltica Railway is to provide engineers a standardized approach to the Rail Baltic/Rail Baltica design, which will be mandatory for design, construction and operations of the Rail Baltic /Rail Baltica infrastructure and will be endorsed by respective national authorities, if applicable. This open competition is organised in accordance with the Public Procurement Law of Latvia in effect on the date of publishing the contract notice.
A Proposal for participation in the procurement shall be submitted personally, by courier or registered mail to the RB Rail AS, Kr. Valdemara iela 21, room 639, Riga, LV-1010, Latvia by March 3, 2017 till 10:00 AM (EET).

More information including the specification of the procurement can be found on Contact persons for detailed information on organizational aspects of procurement are Mr. Aigars Kivliņš, Procurement manager (+371 27167687, and Mr. Mārtiņš Blaus, Lead Procurement Specialist, (+371 28118533, On aspects concerning the subject matter of open competition contact Mr Artūrs Caune, Project Manager, (+371 25434393,