RB Rail AS launched a tender for the procurement of Notified Body (NoBo) services to assess and verify the conformity of the Rail Baltica infrastructure with European Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSI). The first stage of the procurement procedure includes the qualification of tenderers and is opened for the interested suppliers until 4 November 2019.
Throughout the design and construction phases, it is expected that a single NoBo service provider will be established for the entire Rail Baltica line.
The selected NoBo provider will assess the Rail Baltica global project trackside infrastructure according to the requirements set in TSI as well as elaborate and issue relevant EC certificates of verification.
The NoBo will check the conformity of trackside infrastructure, energy subsystem, command and signalling with TSI requirements.
“As an independent and accredited organisation, NoBo will provide a conformity assessment against the relevant requirements of the European Technical Specifications for Interoperability, which are necessary to launch the operations of Rail Baltica”, said Mart Nielsen, Chief Technical Officer of RB Rail AS.
The Rail Baltica project is in the design phase for 411 km with an additional 233 km of design works being currently procured. In Latvia, the two passenger terminals are being designed.