Invitation to the Rail Baltica Procurement Webinar 2022

The role and priority of Rail Baltica global project in the present geopolitical situation is increasing. Therefore, with aim to update the existing and potential suppliers and key partners on the Rail Baltica global project progress, inform about the procurement plans for 2022, and address supplier questions regarding procurement and contracting, the Rail Baltica Procurement Webinar 2022 will be held and broadcasted online on 13 April 2022 at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. EEST at www.railbaltica.org.   

 During the event experts from the Rail Baltica project delivery organizations – the Rail Baltica joint venture RB Rail AS, as well as the national implementing bodies – Rail Baltic Estonia, “Eiropas Dzelzceļa līnijas” and LTG Infra will outline the main priorities for the Rail Baltica progress in 2022, introduce the Rail Baltica global project procurement plans for 2022, including key tenders and timeline. In addition, the event will also provide an opportunity for suppliers to better understand the procurement process, procurement approach, and the main requirements to succeed in the future tenders. Additionally, Madamme Catherine Trautmann, the European Coordinator for the North-Sea Baltic TEN-T Corridor will provide introductory remarks on the EU position and expectations towards the Rail Baltica project and its suppliers.   

 Procurement Webinar Agenda:  

13:00 – 13:15   Opening remarks and what to expect from Rail Baltica in 2022  

Agnis Driksna, CEO and Chairman of the Management Board at RB Rail AS  

13:15 – 13:25  The EU expectations and commitments for the Rail Baltica global project 

Catherine Trautmann, European Coordinator for the North-Sea Baltic TEN-T Corridor 

13:25 – 13:45   Overview of the Rail Baltica global project procurement plan and approach in 2022  

Kristjan Piirsalu, Chief Procurement Officer, RB Rail AS  

13:45 – 14:30  Overview of key tenders and main considerations in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania 

  • Marko Kivila, Chief Operations Officer, Rail Baltic Estonia 
  • Kaspars Vingris, Chairman of the Board, “Eiropas Dzelzceļa līnijas”  
  • Arenijus Jackus, Head of Rail Baltica Coordination, LTG Infra 
14:30 – 15:00   Joint discussion and Q&A.  

Participants: Ignas Degutis, CFO and Member of the Board at RB Rail AS, Kristjan Piirsalu, RB Rail AS Chief Procurement Officer, Anvar Salomets, Rail Baltic Estonia CEO and Chairman of the Board, Kaspars Vingris, Chairman of the Board, “Eiropas Dzelzceļa līnijas”, Arenijus Jackus, Head of Rail Baltica Coordination, LTG Infra. 

15:00 – 15:15   Technical break 
15:15 – 15:25   Consolidated material procurements: status, challenges and plans 
Mārtiņš Blaus, Procurement manager at RB Rail AS 
15:25 – 15:45  Rail Baltica railway subsystem (electrification and control-command and signalling) procurements’ overview; Rail Baltica procurement proposal submission and main pitfalls 
Aiga Benfelde, Procurement manager at RB Rail AS 
15:45 – 16:00  Q&A and closing remarks  

 Technical details: 

  • The Procurement webinar will be moderated by Ģirts Bramans, Head of Strategic Stakeholders and Communications department at RB Rail AS; 
  • Timing 13 April, 13:00 EEST – 16:00 EEST; 
  • Live streaming on www.railbaltica.org;  
  • Registration is required only for the participants wanting to received presentation materials after the event using the registration form here.  
  • The working language of the event is English; 
  • Contacts of the organisers: info@railbaltica.org