Pre-announcement on the upcoming procurement for the Detailed Technical Design Review and Design Expertise Services for Rail Baltica in Lithuania,

Announced: 19.12.2019
Submission Date:

RB Rail AS, the central coordinator of the Rail Baltica project, intends to announce a procurement on the Design Review and Design Expertise Services for Rail Baltica in Lithuania for the Detailed Technical Design Section from Ramygala to Lithuanian/Latvian state border and for Detailed Technical Design section from Kaunas to Ramygala.

RB Rail AS invites the interested suppliers to participate in the upcoming procurement (not yet announced) for the Design Review and Design Expertise Services.

This procurement will be carried out using E-Tenders system which is subsystem of the Electronic Procurement System (https://www.eis.gov.lv/EKEIS/Supplier), thus RB Rail AS invites all interested suppliers to follow up the information in E-Tender system, as well as in RB Rail AS web page. Please note that the interested supplier shall be registered in E-Tender system in order to participate in the respective procurement. Detailed information regarding the registration process in E-Tender system is available here: http://www.railbaltica.org/procurement/e-procurement-system/.

General information regarding the scope of works

Design Review and Design Expertise Services shall be provided for each construction object or groups of construction objects during the Master Design and Detailed Technical Design which are provided to Expertise Service Provider by contractor. Expertise Service Provider shall evaluate and determine the compliance of the Design, its content, volume and technical solutions with the requirements of Detailed Technical Design Technical Specification, affected party technical conditions, complicity of the design, consequences of non-conformities, accuracy and detalization of design and calculations, legislation acts, technical regulations and other applicable standards. Design Review shall serve as the basis for Design Expertise Services.

Design Expertise Services are required for every construction object in Master Design and the Detailed Technical Design phase that is required by Construction Law of the Republic of Lithuania and by Construction Law of the Republic of Latvia (cross border bridge over Mūša river).

General information of the upcoming procurement

Procurement procedure: Procurement procedure that has been chosen according to the Public Procurement Law of the Republic of Latvia is one stage “Open competition” procedure, considering the subject-matter and due to the demanding time schedule of the Rail Baltica project. The subject-matter of Open competition will not be divided into parts.

Estimated contract price: 1 000 000,00 EUR (excluding VAT). It is currently envisaged that in case the proposed contract price exceeds the estimated contract price – 1 000 000,00 EUR (excluding VAT), such proposal in accordance with Subclause 1), Section 11 of Article 41 of the Public Procurement Law of the Republic of Latvia will be rejected as incompliant and further will not be evaluated.

Period for the provision of the services: Period for the provision of the Design Review Services and Design Expertise Services is envisaged to last twenty-four (24) months starting from the Contract Signing Date, however, the Services shall be furnished till the end of the Design works for each Design Section, but no longer than sixty (60) months from the Contract Signing Date.

Planned time of the announcement of the procurement: It is currently envisaged to announce a procurement within the first or second week of January 2020, with estimated proposal submission time in amount of approximately 30 days, considering the demanding time schedule of the Rail Baltica project. It is expected that the procurement evaluation process will last until March 2020 and the expected contract signing time is March / April 2020. Please note that these are only indicative dates and thus can be changed according to the actual situation.

For additional information please see the results of market survey held on 2 July 2019 in Vilnius: http://www.railbaltica.org/tenders/meeting-with-suppliers-interested-in-detailed-technical-design-review-and-design-expertise-services-for-rail-baltica/

Contact person: Should you have any queries in relation with the above, please do not hesitate to contact Baiba Ūbele, Procurement Specialist, RB Rail AS, mobile: +371 26273973, e-mail: baiba.ubele@railbaltica.org.

Please note that this announcement shall not be treated as an official announcement of the respective procurement procedure, as well as information regarding the upcoming procurement can be changed, and it is sole responsibility of each interested suppliers to follow up the information regarding the procurement in E-Tender system.