Companies investigated for corruption in Romania no longer allowed to participate in public procurement procedures

The decision is part of a legal initiative submitted by Romanian Deputy Catalin Radulescu, according to whom an infrastructure constructor officially investigated for corruption could no longer participate in any public procurement procedure.
The draft law, initiated by Catalin Radulescu, Vice President of the Commission for Transport and Infrastructure of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies, will apply to companies activating in both the railway and road infrastructure sectors.
An investigation commission was established in the Romanian Parliament to analyse public procurement contracts carried out by the national railway infrastructure manager, CFR SA, and the National Road Infrastructure Management Company (CNAIR).
The decision to establish this Commission pertains to Ionel-Daniel Butunoi, President of the Commission for Transport and Infrastructure of the Romanian Senate.
The first railway infrastructure contract to be analysed is the contract for the modernisation of Braşov – Apaţa and Caţa – Sighişoara subsections.
On 5 July 2018, CFR SA selected BRASIG Strabag -Swietelsky Consortium as winner of the public tendering procedure for the modernisation of Braşov – Apaţa and Caţa – Sighişoara subsections, on Braşov – Sighişoara section, a component of the Rhine-Danube Corridor for the traffic of passenger trains at a maximum speed of 160 km/h.
BRASIG Consortium was selected winner although the offer submitted worth RON 3.14 billion was EUR 40 million higher than the bid ranked first.
The two measures were set on 10 October following the organisation by the two Commissions for transport and infrastructure in the Romanian Chamber of Deputies and the Romanian Senate of a round table with the topic “Accelerating the implementation of major road and railway infrastructure projects in Romania”.


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