The Joint Stock Company RB Rail AS announces an open competition “Expert Services” for which proposals to be submitted by 29 June, 2017. In order to engage the best national and international experts in the field RB Rail procures expert services to support Rail Baltica project delivery team further in the planning and design phase of the railway. The experts will be involved in various tasks for the Rail Baltica Global Project management, small scale studies and technical support, preparation of procurements and subsequently in contract management.
RB Rail will select experts in altogether 32 fields of expertise in such areas of expertise as environment, spatial planning, engineering surveying, design, construction management, business and economics. The required expertise is related to railway planning and design, and railway business.
RB Rail particularly invites experienced experts in their field of expertise to participate, including specialized SME companies. Tenderers are not bound to make any groups of experts for their proposals. They can propose experts for as many fields of expertise as they want.
RB Rail expects to form a pool of up to approximately 90 external experts to be contracted under the framework agreement and called to provide services on on-demand base. The expert services are to be provided in 2017 and 2018.
A Proposal for participation in the procurement shall be submitted personally, by courier or registered mail to the RB Rail AS, Kr. Valdemara iela 8, 4th floor, Riga, LV-1010, Latvia by 29 June, 2017 till 10:00 AM (EET).
More information including the specification of the procurement can be found on https://www.railbaltica.orgtenders/. Contact persons for detailed information on the organizational aspects of procurement are Mr. Aigars Kivliņš, Procurement manager (+371 27167687, firstname.lastname@example.org) and Mr. Mārtiņš Blaus, Lead Procurement Specialist, (+371 28118533, email@example.com). On aspects concerning the subject matter of the open competition contact Mr Antanas Šnirpūnas, Project Expert, +370 69 330 456, firstname.lastname@example.org).
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).
“RB RAIL AS”
“RB Rail AS” is a joint venture between the three Baltic States established in October 2014. Holding equal shares in “RB Rail AS” are “Eiropas dzelzceļa līnijas” SIA in Latvia, “Rail Baltica statyba” UAB in Lithuania and “Rail Baltic Estonia” OU in Estonia.
“RB Rail AS” is the central coordinator for the Rail Baltic/Rail Baltica project. The project involves the construction of a high speed rail line from Tallinn to the Lithuanian/Polish border. Rail Baltic/Rail Baltica will be an electrified public use rail line, an environmentally friendly and modern form of transportation.
 Implementation of the Rail Baltica project in the Baltic States
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