Czech railway infrastructure manager, SŽDC, is preparing a tender for the feasibility study on railway junction Praha (RJP) project including the development of its conventional infrastructure as well as a rapid service (RS). A preliminary market consultation on the project is planned for 8 October 2019, to discuss in advance the setting of the public tender’s contractual conditions with the suppliers’ representatives.
The preliminary market consultation will be focused on qualification prerequisites in the field of the suppliers’ experience and the expert research team, the extent and estimated value of the tender as well as the method for its evaluation. SŽDC considers using the Best Value Approach/Best Value Procurement foreign evaluation method which prioritizes supply quality and does not use the lowest bidding price as the decisive evaluating criterion.
In order to assure a vast basis of suppliers, SŽDC addressed in cooperation with the Association for Infrastructure Development two dozens of engineer’s offices both in the Czech Republic and abroad and published its intent to carry out a preliminary market consultation on the website to assure transparency and a non-discriminatory approach.
The railway junction Praha project is part of company’s programme to enhance the quality of suburban and national transport services which involves the modernisation of the infrastructure and the construction of other needed rail sections.
SŽDC is continuing the works on the construction project Prague main station – Prague-Smíchov, which will connect the Third Corridor to the Prague junction.